Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2019

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.


Robert Frank’s America Danziger Gallery, New York 9 Feb – 16 March 2019 Selection from 28,000 out-takes from The Americans which Frank sold in 1978 to cover his living expenses. “Pure Frank” nevertheless. -
diane arbus: in the beginning Hayward Gallery, London 13 Feb – 6 May 2019 First showing in Europe for many vintage prints from the first seven years of Arbus’ career, 1956 to 1962. £15.50 to £6.25
East End Suffragettes: the photographs of Norah Smyth FourCorners, London To 16 Feb 2019 Norah Smyth’s photographs of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of the Suffragettes return to the East End 100 years after they were taken. -
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Photographers’ Gallery, London To 24 Feb 2019 Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars including recently discovered vintage prints, & ‘lost’ film footage from Viusniac’s pre-war period. -
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style V&A, Dundee To 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. -
Peter Marlow’s English Cathedrals Blackburn Cathedral To 1 March 2019 First stop for Marlow’s ’42 Cathedrals of the Church of England’ commissioned in 2008 by the Royal Mail. Free
Anna Atkins exhibition Wachenheim Gallery, New York Public Library To 3 Mar 2019 Inventor of the cyanotype John Herschel’s personal copy of Atkins’s wonderful ‘British Algae’ (1843) & its context. -
The British, American and French Photobook (1900-2019) Maison Français, Oxford 13-16 March 2019 Conference on the social history of the photobook, convened by Dr Paul Edwards. -
A Contested Land by Document Scotland Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol To 16 March 2019 Examination of the complex relationships between Scotland’s people, history and land. Free
Gerry Cranham: Simply the Best Michael Hoppen, London To 30 March 2019 Legendary sports images and more by Cranham, now in his 90th year. -
Martin Parr: Return to Manchester Manchester Art Gallery To 22 April 2019 The northern city as captured by Parr since he studied at Manchester Poly in the early 1970s. Free
Doisneau and Music Cité de la musique, Paris To 28 April 2019 Musical magic from Robert Doisneau’s 450,000 negatives. -
Don McCullin Tate Britain, London To 6 May 2019 McCullin’s life and work from North London in the 1950s to ‘Southern Frontiers’ including the partially destroyed Palmyra documented in 2017. £18/£5
Photo London 2019 Somerset House, London 17 – 20 May 2019 Fifth edition of the highly successful photo fair. -
Cindy Sherman NPG, London 27 June – 15 Sept 2019 Sherman explores the tension between façade and identity from her ground-breaking ‘Untitled Film Stills’ of the late 70s to the present day. £18
Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital V&A, London To 4 Sept 2020 The history of photography through the lens of collecting, showing photographs collected by individuals and by institutions. Free
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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