Neil Martinson‘s Another Time Another Place: Hackney in the 70s and 80s at Stour Space!
An exhibition of 100 images by photographer Neil Martinson goes on display at Stour Space from 1st February 2018. Possibly the largest collection of unseen Hackney images from the 70s and 80s. It was a time when there was large scale manufacturing and Hackney still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance.
Neil Martinson was born and brought up in Hackney. Whilst still at school he started taking photographs of street scenes and later extensively documented local working lives becoming a founder, with Jo Spence, of Hackney Flashers.
Open until 4 Mar 2018
For further info visit: stourspace.co.uk
Jerwood/Photoworks Award exhibition at Jerwood Space!
New photographic works by three early career artists, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira, enabled by the second, biennial, Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.
Alejandra Carles-Tolra is interested in the relationship between individual and group identity and how one identity influences the other. Sam Laughlin’s series A Certain Movement is a meditation on the state of the natural world and our place within it. His work focuses on patterns of animal behaviour and intricate natural processes occurring all around us. Lua Ribeira’s constructed series Subida al Cielo (heavenly ascent) is a personal visualisation, built on the fear of dying.
Open until 11 Mar 2018
For further info visit: jerwoodvisualarts.org
Subject, Object, Creator: The Female Gaze at Getty Images Gallery!
2017 was the Year of Women: it began with massive women’s marches in the US and ended with a series of high-profile resignations by powerful men over sexual harassment scandals. This groundswell of feminism may have erupted in response to current events, but it has also been slowly and steadily growing for decades. Over the past five years, female photographers have actively sought to redefine the manner and styles in which women are visually represented across advertising, film, and other media.
In response to this change, Getty Images has recruited a new generation of image makers and partnered with a number of organisations to expand and evolve the photographic landscape. Subject, Object, Creator: The Female Gaze presents a selection of seventy photographs of women from Getty Images’ roster of Creative talent.
Open until 14 Mar 2018
For further info visit: gettyimagesgallery.com
Illuminating India: Photography 1857–2017 at the Science Museum!
Shortly after its invention in Britain in 1839, photography arrived in India. It was used by the British as a tool to document and exert power over the people, architecture and landscapes of the subcontinent but it also became a medium for Indians themselves to express their unique experiences of the country.
This exhibition brings to light the previously overlooked Indian photographers who worked in parallel with their foreign counterparts from the 1850s onwards. Pivoting around two key dates—1857, the year of the Mutiny and 1947, the year of Independence and Partition—it is an ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India that examines the role the medium has played in charting the country’s modern history.
Among the images are works by Samuel Bourne, art photography pioneer Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, Henri Cartier-Bresson and award-winning contemporary photographer Vasantha Yogananthan.
Open until 31 Mar 2018
For further info visit: sciencemuseum.org.uk
Andreas Gursky retrospective at Hayward Gallery!
Hayward Gallery reopens after two years with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time.
Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a high vantage point, these images make use of a ‘democratic’ perspective that gives equal importance to all elements of his highly detailed scenes.
Open until 22 Apr 2018
For further info visit: southbankcentre.co.uk
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum!
Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.
This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries. See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
Open until 28 May 2018
For further info visit: nhm.ac.uk
Anthony Crickmay: Photographing People and Performance at the V&A!
This display, celebrating the career of internationally acclaimed photographer Anthony Crickmay in his 80th year, will include photographs of theatre, fashion, Morocco, and Crickmay’s principal interests, dance and portraiture, where he reveals movement and captures the essence of his subjects.
Open until 10 Jun 2018
For further info visit: vam.ac.uk