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Photo London satellite shows: Peckham 24 leads the way as the UK capital gets snappy

Images of Cairo shot on iPhone, surreal domestic interiors and unearthed pictures of 1980s London among top photography shows opening this week As the third edition of Photo London gets into full swing in central London this week, a number of satellite events and shows will be competing for photography fans in the UK capital. Principle among these is Peckham 24 (19-20 May), a photography festival taking place over a period of 24 hours in Peckham, south London. “The concept behind the 24 hours of...

Magnum photographer David Hurn donates collection to National Museum of Wales

Part of photographer’s private holdings, built by swapping works with fellow artists, is on show at Photo London this week David Hurn is donating around 1,500 of his own photographs and 700 images from his private collection to the National Museum of Wales. The celebrated Magnum photographer rose to fame in the 1960s, shooting The Beatles, Sean Connery and Sophia Loren, among many others. Eschewing the art market for a “more civilised” method of trading, Hurn has built up his private collection...

Victoria and Albert Museum plans new centre and touring shows for expanded photography collection

London institution’s new holdings include controversial transfer of 270,000 photographs from Bradford The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announced last week plans for a new photography centre that will house the museum’s collection following the controversial decision to transfer 270,000 photographs from the National Media Museum in Bradford to the London-based institution. The museum’s curatorial team will also organise touring exhibitions of the collection, alongside an existing programme...

Top ten photography shows in 2016

Some 70 years after his birth, the late Robert Mapplethorpe appears in the top ten twice. A paying exhibition at the Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark attracted 2,250 visitors a day, but did not quite reach the heights of the free Getty Center show’s 3,364 visitors a day. Indeed, the Getty dominates the category, with three shows in the top 12. But this is one of the most pleasingly diverse lists, where solo and group shows, street and studio photography, Asian and US traditions, and leading art photographers...

Korean photographers and mysterious Mr K gain global recognition

New wave of Korean artists embrace photography, and institutional support grows When he was walking through an antiques market in Seoul, the Korean artist Lee Wan stumbled across a wooden box. Inside, he discovered 1,400 photographs by a journalist and amateur photographer born in 1936, who he nicknamed Mr K. This photographic archive, tracing the country’s turbulent history, will form the heart of an installation at this year’s Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (13 May-26 November). “It’s...

How Photo London aims to take the title of photo capital from Paris

The fair sees increased participation from big contemporary art galleries and is collaborating with Magnum Photos for its 70th anniversary The organisers of Photo London (18-21 May) have made no secret of their ambition to take the crown from Paris and establish London as the European centre for photography. The fair, now in its third edition, continues to gain momentum, with an exhibitor list that has been bolstered by the first-time participation of major contemporary art galleries and a extensive...

Prada Foundation moves into photography with new gallery in Milan’s oldest shopping arcade

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is where fashion brand opened its first store in 1913 The Prada Foundation is launching a new photography gallery next month in Milan’s oldest shopping arcade, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which opened in 1877. The new space, called Osservatorio, extends across the fifth and sixth floors of the Galleria where Mario Prada, the grandfather of the patron and collector Miuccia Prada, opened the fashion brand’s first store in 1913. “Osservatorio will be a place where...

Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'

Subject of famous National Geographic cover has been detained in Pakistan for allegedly using fraudulent ID documents UPDATE 2 November: A court in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, has denied bail for Sharbat Gula. McCurry says: "We will continue to do everything and anything we can to secure Sharbat's release. She has been the symbol of refugees for decades. Now she has become the face of unwanted migrants." UPDATE 27 October: The Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal...

Gordon Parks, photographer who chronicled African-American life, the focus of shows in Washington, DC and Berlin

The National Gallery has acquired 173 of his pictures to its collection, while a survey of his work starts its tour of Germany The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, has added 173 photographs by the American photographer Gordon Parks to its collection as part of an acquisition of 304 works from the now closed Corcoran Gallery of Art. Many of the works will be shown at the National Gallery as part of the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-50 (11 November 2018-18 February 2019)...

Photographers Mert & Marcus get first major solo show at London auction house

Collectors will be able to buy the duo’s fashion magazine images for the first time at Phillips this autumn Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, better known as Mert & Marcus, have been collaborating on fashion shoots for 20 years, photographing everyone from Kate Moss to Kim Kardashian. For the first time this autumn, collectors will be able to acquire these works through Phillips, which is hosting the pair’s first major solo show. Organised in collaboration with the artist management agency, Art Partner...

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