Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2014-15

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 first museum to exhibit photos (1858). -
The Bitter Years 1935-41 Waassertuerm, Dudelange, Lux Permanent Steichen’s 1962 FSA/MoMA show reopens in Luxembourg. €6/€4/
-21 free
Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 1 Nov – 11 Jan 2015 This sequel to the museum’s 1996 exhibition A New Art, Photography in the 19th Century traces photography’s key 20th century developments and includes work from Muybridge to Meyerowitz. -
Open for Business Science Museum, London To 2 Nov 2014 Nine Magnum photographers celebrate contemporary British industry. Free
Stranger Than Fiction Science Museum, London To 9 Nov 2014 Joan Fontcuberta’s first major UK exhibition featuring six conceptually independent narratives which mix fact with fiction and science with art. -
Auction of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills Christies, New York 12 Nov 2014 21 seminal Sherman works at auction during Christie’s evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art. -
Building With Light The Legacy Of Robert Elwall RIBA, London 13-14 Nov 2014 International symposium on architectural photography honouring Robert Elwall, acclaimed historian of architectural photography who died in 2012 aged 59. TBA
Conflict, Time, Photography Tate Modern, London 26 Nov – 15 Mar 2015 “A diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.” £14.50/£12.50
Masters of Light: Treasures from the Royal Photographic Society Collection Media Space, Science Museum, London 2 Dec – 1 Mar 2015 Key artifacts from the collection of world’s oldest surviving photographic society. -
Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London To 6 Dec 2014 First major retrospective of an unsung British master craftsman who captured the essence of his subjects, be they cathedrals or cottages, beaches or bogs. Free
Ichiro Kojima: To the North, From the North Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka, Japan To 31 Dec 2014 People and landscapes taken with poetic sensibility. Exhibition marking 50th anniversary of Kojima’s death aged 39. ¥800/¥400
Irving Penn, Resonance Palazzo Grassi, Venice To 31 Dec 2014 130 photographs – including some lesser known works – taken by Penn between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s. €20/€15/€10
Horst: Photographer of Style V&A, London To 4 Jan 2015 Retrospective of fashion great Horst P. Horst (1906-99). -
Martin Parr Black Country Stories The New Art Gallery, Walsall To 11 Jan 2015 Parr’s “photographic portrait and archive of life in the Black Country through photography, film and oral histories.” Free
Make Life Worth Living: Nick Hedges’ Photographs for Shelter 1968-72 Science Museum, London To 18 Jan 2015 Housing conditions & abject poverty in Britain exhibited for the first time, following a 40 year restriction to protect the anonymity of the subjects. Free
Witness at a Crossroads Rubin Museum of Art, New York To 23 March 2015 Marc Riboud’s journeys across Asia in the mid-1950s and 60s during a period of great cultural and political transition in the region. -

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