Top 10 Photography Exhibitions & Events

2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House

26 April – 12 May 2013 |

© Nguyen Hoang Hiep

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition opens at Somerset House on 26 April and runs until 12 May.

The exhibition offers a snapshot of the world in 2012 as seen by the winning and shortlisted photographers of the Sony World Photography Awards. It will reveal the very best international contemporary photography across 25 categories including fashion, travel, wildlife, landscape, portraiture and current affairs.

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André Kertész: Truth and Distortion, Atlas Gallery, London

11 April – 25 May 2013 |

© André Kertész, Mondrian’s Pipe and Glasses, Paris, 1926

On display upstairs are celebrated documentary images – “Mondrian’s Pipe and Glasses” and “Rue de Vaugirard”. The downstairs gallery presents the “Distortion” series, from the 1930s, in which Kertész photographed nude models, and fragments of bodies caught in a combination of distorting mirrors.

Joachim Brohm, ‘Places & Edges’, Brancolini Grimaldi

22 March – 11 May 2013 |

© Joachim Brohm, Ohio, On Fire, 1983-1984

The exhibition will feature work from throughout Brohm’s 30 year career, from early series including Ruhr (1980 – 1983) and Ohio (1983-84) through to more recent projects such as Culatra (2008 – 2010). The exhibition will also include Paradis, an early series, which has never been exhibited in a gallery show before.

Spring Photography Selection 2013, Flowers Gallery, London

19 April – 11 May 2013 |

© Geir Moseid, Under, 2012

This year’s Spring Photography Selection brings together the work of 6 artists, both represented and invited, whose work has investigated the human body and its relationship to the surrounding physical or a projected emotional landscape. Featuring work by Julie Cockburn, Glen Erler, Nadav Kander, Mona Kuhn, Geir Moseid and Michael Wolf.

Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, Margaret Street Gallery

18 April – 25 May 2013 |

© Patrick & Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, from the Transplant series, 2011

Transplant is a deceptively uncomplicated series of photographic prints of London blossom trees by Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, taking a classic subject and approaching it with a uniquely rigorous, process-based method to explore cross-cultural connections.

Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London

7 February – 27 May 2013 |

Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits. Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured. It features over 150 vintage prints and key works from international museums and private collections.


Photo-Forum talk, Calumet

: Edmund Clark in conversation with the founder of Here Press, Harry Hardie
Thursday 11 April, 6 – 8pm |

© Edmund Clark

Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist interested in linking history, politics and representation. Edmund will be discussing the creation of ‘Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out’ and ‘Still Life Killing Time’ and introducing his new book ‘Control Order House’.
Harry Hardie will be leading an extended Q&A with Edmund exploring his photographic practice, the issues raised within his work and the process of creating and publishing the projects.

SPLINTER – An Independent Photography Dealers Fair

Michael Hoppen Contemporary |

© ‘Madmoiselle the Mermaid’ 1960, unknown Photographer, WM Nase

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2013, Michael Hoppen has invited 6 private photography dealers to present a wide range of 19th, 20th and 21st century photography. This two-day event will be held over all three floors at 3 Jubilee Place and will offer unique opportunity for new and experienced collectors alike to discover and purchase photographs and rare photo-books from private photography dealers.

Mini Click Events: Brighton BA Photography 21st anniversary

Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton & Hove |

© Mark Power, from the series ‘A Sound of Two Songs’

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the University of Brighton’s acclaimed BA Photography course, the current crop of students are putting together two publications to showcase their own work and that of the cream of the graduates from the last two decades. To raise money for the book, 36 alumni and several past and former staff have each donated a print each to be auctioned online. In addition this year’s final year students are anonymously selling limited prints of their own work at £20 each.
The Miniclick Photography Talks have put on an evening to celebrate the print sale and auction. Also as part of the evening, 4 of the alumni from across the years, plus lecturer and Magnum photographer Mark Power, will join in a panel discussion to reflect on the question “what would you tell your student self now?”

Book signing & Artist Talk, René Burri

The Photographer’s Gallery Bookshop | Wednesday 24 April, 17.00 & 19.00

© René Burri, Magnum, Cuba, 1963. Ernesto Guevara (Che)

This is a rare chance to meet veteran Magnum photographer René Burri who will be signing copies of his new book Impossible Reminiscences in the Bookshop prior to his talk.
During his fifty-year career Magnum photographer René Burri has built a body of work that traces some of the world’s most historically significant moments from East Germany and the USSR before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, throughout China and Cuba over several decades, and in Vietnam and the Suez Crisis. In his talk René Burri will discuss his photographic practice over the course of his fifty-year career.