Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2015 - 2016

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 the first museum to exhibit photos (in 1858). -
The Bitter Years 1935-41 Waassertuerm, Dudelange, Lux Permanent Steichen’s 1962 FSA/MoMA show reopens in Luxembourg. €6/€4/
-21 free
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth Science Museum, London To 28 Mar 2016 UK premiere of Soth’s new series Songbook (2012-14), a chronicle of journeys across America & a search for human interaction. £8/£7/£6
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War IWM, London To 24 April 2016 Exhibition about the impact of the Second World War on women’s lives through the photography of Lee Miller featuring many photographs, objects, art and personal items never before seen on display. -
War and Peace Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany To 25 October 2015 The Tate show Conflict, Time Photography with added exhibits of Capa’s 1943-45 war images and Venice at war 1915-18. €13
Philip Jones Griffiths: A Welsh Focus on War and Peace National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth To 12 Dec 2015 Griffiths’ cameras, documents, personal papers and artefacts shown alongside his photographs for first time. -
Performing for the Camera Tate Modern, London 18 Feb – 12 June 2016 “Art and performance and the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera.” -
Julia Margaret Cameron V&A, London 28 Nov 2015-21 Feb 2016 Over 100 of Cameron’s photographs from the Museum’s own collection first exhibited in 1865. -
Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy Science Museum, London To 28 Mar 2016 Exhibition of portraits from the National Photography Collection marking the 200th anniversary of Cameron’s birth. Free
Photo London 2016 Somerset House, London 18 – 22 May 2016 Return of the highly successful photo fair. -
BP spotlight: Jo Spence Tate Britain, London To Autumn 2016 Photographs and archival material from a pioneer of British photographic discourse and the critique of representation. Free

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*COST**  =   adult/concessions