Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2018

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

Walter Benington: photographic portraits 1914-1922 Weston Library, Oxford To 25 March 2018 Oxford and Cambridge University portraits plus renowned figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Albert Einstein Free
Through the Lens of John Thomson: China & Siam Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London 13 April – 23 June 2018 Wet collodian images from the pioneering photojournalist’s decade in Asia, beginning 1862. -
PJGX TJ Boulting, London To 21 April 2018 Vietnam and Britain by Philip Jones Griffiths. The show marks the tenth anniversary of the Magnum photographer’s death. Free
Into the Woods: Trees in Photography V&A, London To 22 April 2018 Exhibition marking the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest and the 2017 Charter for Trees, Woods and People in the UK. -
Edmund Clark: The Day the Music Died ICP, New York To 6 May 2018 Reflection on how terror impacts us all by altering fundamental aspects of our society and culture. -
Town to Town by Niall McDiarmid Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol To 12 May 2018 Delightful multicultural and multi-colourfull portraits that seem to sense the uncertainties of changing Britain. Free
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography & Abstract Art Tate Modern, London 2 May – 14 Oct 2018 Exploration of the relationship between photography and abstract art from 1910 to the present day. -
Who Was Britain’s First Female Photographer? NPG, London 3 May 2018 Lunchtime Lecture by photo historian Rose Teanby on the work of five women who made their mark at the dawn of photography. £3/£2
Photo London 2018 Somerset House, London 17 – 20 May 2018 Fourth edition of the highly successful photo fair. -
Tacita Dean Landscape RA, London 19 May – 12 Aug 2018 Dean follows Constable, Gainsborough and Turner in asking us to slow down and consider our place in human, geological and cosmic temporal scales. £14
Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/ Francesca Woodman Tate Liverpool 24 May – 23 Sep 2018 The expressive nature of the human body, seen through the eyes of two influential and innovative artists. -
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style V&A, Dundee 15 Sep 2018 – 24 Feb 2019 V&A Dundee’s inaugural exhibition which explores the design and cultural impact of ocean liners from Brunel’s Great Eastern to the QE2. -
Anna Atkins exhibition Wachenheim Gallery, New York Public Library 19 Oct 2018 – 3 Mar 2019 Inventor of the cyanotype John Herschel’s personal copy of Atkins’s wonderful ‘British Algae’ (1843) and it’s context. -
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. -
The Bitter Years 1935-41 Waassertuerm, Dudelange, Lux Permanent Steichen’s 1962 FSA/MoMA show in Luxembourg. €6/€4/
-21 free

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