Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Events 2019

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.


Martin Parr: Return to Manchester Manchester Art Gallery To 22 April 2019 The northern city as captured by Parr since he studied at Manchester Poly in the early 1970s. Free
Doisneau and Music Cité de la musique, Paris To 28 April 2019 Musical magic from Robert Doisneau’s 450,000 negatives. -
Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London To 28 April 2019 Fenton’s pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. £6-£12
Don McCullin Tate Britain, London To 6 May 2019 McCullin’s life and work from North London in the 1950s to ‘Southern Frontiers’ including the partially destroyed Palmyra documented in 2017. £18/£5
diane arbus: in the beginning Hayward Gallery, London To 6 May 2019 First showing in Europe for many vintage prints from the first seven years of Arbus’ career, 1956 to 1962. £15.50 to £6.25
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
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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