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
Actual Colours May Vary Berlin Unspecified Urban photo exhibitions beside the River Spree. -
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. -
Chalkie Davies: the NME years National Museum of Wales, Cardiff To 6 Sep 2015 Portraits including Debbie Harry, The Clash, The Ramones and The Rolling Stones taken as an NME staffer in the 1970s and early work from The Face which Davies helped launch with Nick Logan in 1980. Free
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
An Evening With Alec Soth
Science Museum, London 6 Oct 2015 About the journey that Soth’s photographs make from the page to the wall… and back again. £6/£5/£4
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
Vogue Like a Painting Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid To 12 Oct 2015 Fashion photography’s relationship to painting through a selection of images from the archive of Vogue magazine curated by Debra Smith. €7
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. -
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
War and Peace Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany To 25 October 2015 Tate’s Conflict, Time Photography with added shows of Capa’s 1943-45 war images and Venice at war 1915-18. €13
Julia Margaret Cameron V&A, London 18 Nov 2015-21 Feb 2016 100 of her photographs from the Museum’s collection. -
Photo London 2016 Somerset House, London 18 – 22 May 2016 Return of the highly successful photo fair. -

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