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 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
Actual Colours May Vary Berlin, Germany Unspecified Urban photo exhibitions beside the River Spree. -
Salt and Silver:Early Photography 1840-60 Tate Britain, London To 7 June 2015 “A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language.” £12.00/£10.50
Triennial of Photography Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 18 – 21 June 2015 Discussions on photography’s future especially in terms of aesthetics. Also Claudio de la Cal’s ‘Kalendae’ in Container City, Future Visions and much more. -
Conflict Time Photography Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany To 5 July 2015 Tate Modern exhibition with added chapter examining the destroyed cities of the Ruhr and Rhineland at the end of World War II, inc. photos by Albert Renger-Patzsch, René Burri & Margaret Bourke-White. -
Work, Rest and Play OCT Loft Shenzen, China To 12 July 2015 Photography from the 1960s to today, part of the China/Britain Year of Culture -
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland To 31 August 2015 Reappraisal of the work of Vishniac (1897-1990), from his early years in Berlin through the postwar period in America. -
Beyond Vision: Art, Photography and Science
Science Museum, London 12 Sep 2015 Symposium exploring the importance of science photography to art. £15/£12.50/£10
Revelations: Experiments in Photography
Science Museum, London To 13 Sep 2015 The influence of Scientific Photography on modern and contemporary art. £8
Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy Science Museum, London 24 Sept 2015-28 Mar 2016 Exhibition of portraits from the National Photography Collection marking the 200th anniversary of Cameron’s birth. Free
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth Science Museum, London 6 Oct 2015-28 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
Photo London 2016 Somerset House, London 18 – 22 May 2016 Return of the highly successful photo fair. -

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*COST**  =   adult/concessions