Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2016-17

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
Daido Moriyama Fondation Cartier, Paris To 29 May 2016 Moriyama’s recent and colour work and a specially commissioned multiscreen production ‘Dog and Mesh Tights’. -
Performing for the Camera Tate Modern, London To 12 Jun 2016 “Art and performance and the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera.” -
The Intimate World of Josef Sudek Jeu de Paume, Paris 7 Jun – 25 Sept 2016 150 works spanning the totality of Sudek’s career, from 1920 to 1976, examining the extent to which his photography was a reflection of his personal relationship to the surrounding world. -
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers Barbican, London To 19 Jun 2016 Martin Parr curated show on how Cartier Bresson, Frank, Winogrand & others have captured the social, cultural & political identity of the UK. -
The 60s and 70s in Black and White – John Walmsley Guildford Museum, UK To 2 Jul – 10 Sept 2016 Exhibition of photos of the anti-Vietnam war demonstration in central London and the sit-in at Guildford School of Art. Walmsley will also be talking about his work on 5 and 23 July. -
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century V&A, London To 3 Jul 2016 Major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker. -
IWM Contemporary: Edward Barber IWM, London To 4 Sep 2016 Barber’s work ‘Peace Signs’ represents an important social document of the protests against the presence of American nuclear cruise missiles in Britain between 1980 and 1984. Free
Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph Science Museum, London To 11 Sep 2016 How photography was born & how Talbot’s invention of the neg-pos process formed the basis of photography around the world. -
Painting with Light:
Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age
Tate Britain, London To 25 Sep 2016 “The first major exhibition to celebrate the spirited conversation between photography and British art during the Victorian and Edwardian era.” £14.50-£18
Diane Arbus: In the Beginning Met Breuer, New York 12 Jul – 27 Nov 2016 Arbus’s first seven years, when she developed her idiosyncratic style and subject matter. Pictures drawn from The Met’s vast Arbus archive. -
Terence Donovan: Speed of Light Photographers’ Gallery, London 15 July – 25 Sep 2016 Two floors of vintage material and previously unpublished works, groundbreaking films and videos by iconic 60s-90s photographer. Also Ricoh imagine. change. studio. -
William Eggleston Portraits NPG, London 21 Jul – 23 Oct 2016 The American colourist’s portrait photography and vintage black and white prints from the 1960s. -
The Camera Exposed V&A, London Jul 2016 – Mar 2017 Works that explore the presence of ‘the camera’, or some trace of it, in photographs from self-portraits to more conceptual pieces. Artists include Lady Hawarden, Bill Brandt and Richard Avedon. -
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection Tate Modern, London 10 Nov 2016 – 7 May 2017 Unrivalled selection of classic modernist images from the 1920s to the 1950s. -
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
Photo London 2017 Somerset House, London 17 – 21 May 2017 Highly successful photo fair returns. -

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