Photo London 2019
16 – 19 May 2019
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
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• Over 100 exhibitors featuring many of the world’s leading galleries
• Stephen Shore announced as Photo London Master of Photography with a special exhibition of new and unseen works
• New curatorial focus with 16 solo presentations
• Strong support for emerging galleries and artists via the Discovery section
• Public Programme includes special exhibitions featuring Roger Fenton, Vivian Maier, Gavin Turk, Eamonn Doyle and Josh Haner.
Photo London has announced the list of participating galleries for its fifth edition alongside the 2019 Master of Photography and highlights from its Public Programme of special exhibitions and installations. Building on the success of its first four editions at Somerset House, Photo London 2019 will once again use its iconic location (the place where the word ‘photography’ was first coined) to showcase the very best of the past, present and future of photography. This year’s edition continues the Fair’s longstanding support for young galleries and artists. Overall there is a focus on emerging trends and unseen work.
The 2019 Fair features 16 focused solo presentations with confirmed highlights including new work by Mitch Epstein at Galerie Thomas Zander, Tony Gum at Christopher Moller Gallery, Tom Wood at Sit Down Gallery, Ivars Gravlejs at careva contemporary, Dag Alveng at Shoot Gallery, Max Pinckers at Galerie Sofie Van de Velde, Giulio di Sturco at Podbielski Contemporary, Adam Jeppesen at Black Box Projects, Edouard Taufenbach at Galerie Binome and Casper Sejersen at Cob Gallery. Several galleries focus of a specific country or region including: Helsinki School Landscapes (Galerie Taik Persons), Iran (Roya Khadjavi Projects), Latin America (RocioSantaCruz) and Japan (IBASHO).
Photo London is delighted to announce US photographer Stephen Shore as its Master of Photography for 2019. Shore’s photographs explore and document the ordinary scenes of everyday life, transforming seemingly mundane scenarios and objects into subjects of thoughtful consideration. Known for his pioneering use of colour photography and early experimentation with new technologies, Shore’s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past 45 years, including a recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The Photo London Master of Photography award is given annually to a leading contemporary photographer who is the subject of a special exhibition at the fair. As part of Photo London’s 2019 Public Programme, Shore will present a new body of work, which will be shown for the first time in the UK. He will also be showing a series from 1969 titled ‘Los Angeles’, which features 60 small photographs taken throughout one day in 1969 in LA. The exhibition is produced in association with Sprüth Magers and 303 Gallery.
A select group of participants have created special projects for this year’s edition as part of the Public Programme, supported by the Luma Foundation. Howard Greenberg Gallery will showcase a selection of works by the late American street photographer Vivian Maier - the first major presentation of the work in the UK. Essential works by pioneering photographer Roger Fenton, known as one of the first war photographers, will be on loan from the Wilson Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum. And Irish photographer, electronic music producer and DJ Eamonn Doyle will show audio-visual work titled ‘Made in Dublin’ in collaboration with Michael Hoppen Gallery. The New York Times will display a selection of drone images by staff Photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner, Josh Haner on the theme of climate change.
Ben Brown Fine Arts will present a new project in collaboration with Photo London and Somerset House by leading British artist Gavin Turk featuring a giant bronze egg sculpture that will installed on the Embankment terrace ahead of the fair. The egg will inspire an Instagram photography competition with entries being projected on the walls of the Great Arch Hall during the fair. And, in the cavernous Deadhouse space beneath Somerset House, Artuner, an online contemporary art platform that develops international projects in both the physical and digital worlds, will present an exhibition exploring the boundaries of the medium of photography through the works of Ana Elisa Egreja, Paul Kneale, and Tabor Robak.
Photo London is presented in association with FT Weekend