Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2019-20

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.


Photo London 2019 Somerset House, London 17 – 20 May 2019 Fifth edition of the highly successful photo fair. -
Icons of Glamour and Style : The Constantiner Collection Christies, Paris 19 June 2019 Auction of photographs celebrating glamour, elegance and idealised beauty. -
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
Ivan Kyncl: In the Minute V&A, London To 7 July 2019 The Czech-born photographer’s chronicle of the British stage in the late 20th Century. Free
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
Becoming Britain: Photography 1945-79 Tate Britain, London 30 Jun – 29 Sept 2020 The reshaping of Britain by immigration and deindustrialisation at home; and by the struggle for political independence abroad. -
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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*COST**  =   adult/concessions