Photo London

Photo London will be back in 2019 and next year's festival of photography promises to be even bigger and better. Peter James reports

-London's Best Events-

This article describes Photo London 2019. More information on Photo London 2020 will appear here shortly.

A special exhibition by Edward Burtynsky, a Discovery section featuring a variety of new and emerging galleries and a host of prestigious exhibitors all made this year’s Photo London something truly special.

Burtynsky, a Canadian fine art photographer, was announced as Photo London’s Master of Photography for 2019 and the festival presented a indepth showcase of the photographer’s work with a special exhibition of the artist’s images, a preview of Burtynsky’s latest project Anthropocene and an augmented reality experience.

Photo London said of the artist “Burtynsky’s practice eloquently chronicles human impact on the planet and his images are widely regarded as key visual documents of our time”.

Meanwhile the Discovery section of the festival showcased the work of a number of emerging galleries and artists with Curator Tristan Lund promising that the 2020 edition will be even bigger and better.

Several prestigious galleries from London were joined by a number of their international counterparts for the 2019 festival with Jo van de Loo (Munich), LhGWR (The Hague), On Gallery (Beijing), Kana Kawanishi (Tokyo) and Almanaque (Mexico City) all taking part.

Photo London began life in 2015. The festival’s aim was to create a showcase for the capital’s vibrant photographic community as well as an internationally recognised photographic event worthy of london’s reputation as a global centre of culture. The event is hosted at Somerset House in collaboration with a host of galleries and artists.

Photo London 2020 will take place between the 7th and 11th of October 2020.

More information about Photo London can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: photography festival
When: 7-11 Oct 2020
Where: Gray’s Inn Gardens
Website: Photo London