Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2016

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
Julia Margaret Cameron: Victorian networks, empire & the history of photography today Weston Library, Oxford 20 Jan 2016 New insights & research on Cameron’s work & how it is seen today, chaired by Geraldine Johnson & Richard Ovenden. Free. But do book!
Saul Leiter Photographers’ Gallery, London 22 Jan – 3 Apr 2016 Retrospective for the street impressionist of New York city. -
Wolf Suschitzky’s London Photographers’ Gallery, London 22 Jan – 6 March 2016 Iconic 1930s and 40s London by the celebrated cinematographer and documentarian born in Vienna in 1912. -
Daido Moriyama Fondation Cartier, Paris 6 Feb – 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 18 Feb – 12 Jun 2016 “Art and performance and the humour and improvisation of posing for the camera.” -
Julia Margaret Cameron V&A, London To 21 Feb 2016 Over 100 of Cameron’s photographs from the Museum’s own collection first exhibited in 1865. -
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers Barbican, London 16 Mar – 19 Jun 2016 Martin Parr curated show on how Cartier Bresson, Frank, Winogrand & others have captured the social, cultural & political identity of the UK. -
Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy Science Museum, London To 28 Mar 2016 Exhibition of portraits from the National Photography Collection marking the 200th anniversary of Cameron’s birth. Free
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth Science Museum, London To 28 Mar 2016 UK premiere of Soth’s new series Songbook (2012-14), a chronicle of journeys across America & a search for human interaction. £8/£7/£6
Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph Science Museum, London 20 Apr – 11 Sep 2016 How photography was born & how Talbot’s invention of the neg-pos process formed the basis of photography around the world. -
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War IWM, London To 24 April 2016 Impact of WWII on women’s lives through Miller’s lens featuring many unseen photos, art & personal items for the first time. -
Painting with Light:
Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age
Tate Britain, London 11 May – 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
Photo London 2016 Somerset House, London 18 – 22 May 2016 Return of the highly successful photo fair. -
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. -
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. -
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

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*COST**  =   adult/concessions