Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2017

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
Neil Libbert Michael Hoppen Gallery, London 8 June- 21 July 2017 Well known, unseen and vintage prints produced by the photographers’ photographer since starting out in Manchester in 1957. -
Eugene Richards: The Run-on of Time George Eastman Museum, Rochester 10 Jun-15 Oct 2017 Richards’s half century of illuminating aspects of humanity that might otherwise be overlooked. $15, $10
Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 Tate Modern, London To 11 Jun 2017 Tillman’s abstracts and an installation featuring live events. £11-£12.50
Roger Mayne Photographers’ Gallery, London To 11 Jun 2017 Major London exhibition of the photographer of Southam Street in the 1950s and early 60s. Free to noon, £4, £2.50
Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady NPG, London 16 Jun 2017-3 Jun 2018 Brady’s fine portraiture undertaken before the distraction of the American Civil War. -
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present LACMA, Los Angeles To 18 Jun 2017 The utopian artist who believed that art could work hand-in-hand with technology for the betterment of humanity. -
Britain in Focus: A Photographic History NS+MM, Bradford To 26 Jun 2017 Exploration of the changing ways we share and consume photographs, from the rapid technological progress of the nineteenth century to today’s selfie on social media. Look out for three documentaries presented by Eamonn McCabe to be aired on BBC4. Free
The Partisan Coffee House Four Corners Gallery, London To 27 Jun 2017 The work of Roger Mayne is included in this history of the radical 50s Soho coffee house. -
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin To 3 Jul 2017 ‘Amateur aesthetic’ self-portraits of others by Charlotte Rampling’s fave photographer. -
Irving Penn: Centennial The Met, New York To 30 Jul 2017 Retrospective marking the centennial of the birth of the master of the pared-down aesthetic of studio photography & the most comprehensive exhibition of his work to date. -
Walker Evans: A Vernacular Style Centre Pompidou, Paris To 14 Aug 2017 Timely 1st French retrospective of Evans’s work argues how its significance lies in how he taps into the incantatory power of old weird America. -
Photographs Become Pictures: The Becher Class Städel Museum, Frankfurt To 13 Aug 2017 150 major works from the now wealthy students of Bernd and Hilla Becher, including Gursky, Ruff and Struth. -
Magnum Manifesto ICP, New York To 3 Sep 2017 Exhibition on the second half of C20th through the lens of seventy-five Magnum photographers marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the agency. -
A Century of Photography, 1840-1940 NPG, London To 1 Oct 2017 Celebration of the NPG’s Photographs Collection including portraits by Weston, Rejlander, Frederick Evans and the extraordinary Madame Yevonde. Free
A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson SNPG, Edinburgh To 1 Oct 2017 An exploration of a “uniquely productive and influential partnership”. £10/£8
Here and Now Rotunda Space, Museum of London To 15 Oct 2017 Niall McDiarmid explores culture and colour in his beautifully observed London street portraits. -
Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 Queen’s Gallery, Holyrood, Edinburgh 4 Aug – 26 Nov 2017 Portraits of the troops & of the stark, empty battlefields taken a year after the doomed Charge of the Light Brigade. £7/£6.40/£3.50
Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 Tate Liverpool 23 Jun – 15 Oct 2017 The radical face of Germany between the wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix & photographer August Sander. £12
Photo London 2018 Somerset House, London 17 – 20 May 2018 Fourth edition of the highly successful photo fair. -

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