Photo Histories
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Photo Events 2014-15

The PHOTO HISTORIES listing of selected photographic festivals, exhibitions, lectures, seminars and auctions taking place around the world over the next 12 months. Please check details on the event web site before commencing your journey.

A History of Photography On line Permanent Robert Leggat’s history up to the 1920s. -
Humphrey Spender’s Worktown On line Permanent Bolton in the 30s for the Mass Observation project. -
Photographs Gallery V&A, London Permanent New gallery at first museum to exhibit photos (1858). -
The Bitter Years 1935-41 Waassertuerm, Dudelange, Lux Permanent Steichen’s 1962 FSA/MoMA show reopens in Luxembourg. €6/€4/
-21 free
The Valley/El Valle: Photo-essays from California’s Heartland San Francisco City Hall To 19 September 2014 Touching images depicting contemporary life in the Central Valley. -
Garry Winogrand Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York To 21 Sep 2014 “ The first effort to comprehensively examine Winogrand’s unfinished work.” -
Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland Impressions Gallery, Bradford To 27 Sep 2014 Work from the Document Scotland collective who “share a common vision to witness and photograph the important and diverse stories within Scotland”. -
Make Life Worth Living: Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter 1968-72 Science Museum, London 2 Oct – 18 Jan 2015 Housing conditions & abject poverty in Britain exhibited for the first time, following a 40 year restriction to protect the anonymity of the subjects. Free
Martin Parr Black Country Stories The New Art Gallery, Walsall 4 Oct – 11 Jan 2015 Parr’s “photographic portrait and archive of life in the Black Country through photography, film and oral histories.” Free
Photography Oxford – Festival 2014 Oxford, UK To 5 Oct 2014 Brand new festival of talks, debates, workshops, competitions, films and exhibitions. -
Homer Sykes: England 1970s 1980s Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau, Paris To 12 Oct 2014 Sykes’ first major retrospective in the French capital. -
Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 1 Nov – 11 Jan 2015 This sequel to the museum’s 1996 exhibition A New Art, Photography in the 19th Century traces photography’s key 20th century developments and includes work from Muybridge to Meyerowitz. -
Open for Business Science Museum, London To 2 Nov 2014 Nine Magnum photographers celebrate contemporary British industry. Free
Stranger Than Fiction Science Museum, London To 9 Nov 2014 Joan Fontcuberta’s first major UK exhibition featuring six conceptually independent narratives which mix fact with fiction and science with art. -
Building With Light The Legacy Of Robert Elwall RIBA, London 13-14 Nov 2014 International symposium on architectural photography honouring Robert Elwall, acclaimed historian of architectural photography who died in 2012 aged 59. TBA
Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London To 6 Dec 2014 First major retrospective of an unsung British master craftsman who captured the essence of his subjects, be they cathedrals or cottages, beaches or bogs. Free
Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka, Japan To 31 Dec 2014 People and landscapes taken with poetic sensibility. Exhibition marking 50th anniversary of Kojima’s death aged 39. ¥800/¥400
Irving Penn, Resonance Palazzo Grassi, Venice To 31 Dec 2014 130 photographs – including some lesser known works – taken by Penn between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s. €20/€15/€10
Horst: Photographer of Style V&A, London To 4 Jan 2015 Retrospective of fashion great Horst P. Horst (1906-99). -
Masters of Light: Treasures from the Royal Photographic Society Collection Media Space, Science Museum, London 2 Dec – 1 Mar 2015 Key artifacts from the collection of world’s oldest surviving photographic society. -

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