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
Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph National Media Museum, Bradford To 8 Feb 2017 How photography was born & how Talbot’s invention of the neg-pos process formed the basis of photography around the world. -
Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 Tate Modern, London 15 Feb – 11 Jun 2017 Tillman’s abstracts and an installation featuring live events. £11-£12.50
Roger Mayne Photographers’ Gallery, London 3 Mar – 11 Jun 2017 Major London exhibition of the photographer of Southam Street in the 1950s and early 60s. Free to noon, £4, £2.50
The Camera Exposed V&A, London To 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 To 7 May 2017 Unrivalled selection of classic modernist images from the 1920s to the 1950s. -
Photo London 2017 Somerset House, London 17 – 21 May 2017 Return of the highly successful photo fair. -
A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 27 May – 1 Oct 2017 An exploration of a “uniquely productive and influential partnership”. £10/£8
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

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