Photo London’s second edition 2016
Photo London is a unique festival of photography, centred around a major international photography Fair featuring over 80 exhibitors. Running over five days in the spectacular and historic surroundings of Somerset House, the Fair showcases the broad range of photographic practice, from vintage to contemporary. Photo London also features an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation, which includes talks and lectures, exhibitions, performances and installations.
In 2015 the exhibition programme featured Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis in Platinum, Kaveh Golestan’s series Prostitute and Beneath the Surface, an exhibition of rarely seen works from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection. There were specially commissioned installations by Rut Blees Luxemburg and Sohei Nishino and an evening programme of music and photography in the form of the Deadhouse Sessions.
Photo London is produced by Candlestar, an internationally renowned cultural consultancy with an outstanding reputation within the field of photography and the arts. Candlestar produces the Prix Pictet on behalf of the Pictet Group.
‘At a time when so many of us are using our smartphones to capture images of the people and sights around us, we shouldn’t forget photography’s significance as a long-lasting art form. There is an incredibly rich variety of photography, both historical and contemporary and it is wonderful to see a new international photo festival in London.’ Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
A high level Advisory Board advise on the development of Photo London. They play a key role in the development of the various networks on which Photo London depends. The Advisory Board are committed to establishing Photo London as a major event in international art world calendar.
So far 81 galleries and publishers will come to Somerset House next May to participate in Photo London 2016. The selection for Discovery, a platform for emerging galleries and artists, will be announced in the coming months.
A.I (London) Ag Galerie (Tehran) Amana (amanasalto/IMA) (Tokyo) ATLAS Gallery (London) Ayyam Gallery (Beirut, Dubai, London) Ben Brown Fine Arts (Hong Kong, London) Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London) Bildhalle (Zurich) Blanca Berlín Galería (Madrid) Bloomsbury (London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi, Sydney) Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York) CAMERA WORK (Berlin) Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon) Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago) Christophe Guye Galerie (Zurich) Crane Kalman Brighton (Brighton) Danziger Gallery (New York) Dillon Gallery (New York) Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York, Zurich) Eleven Fine Art (London) England & Co. (London) Eric Franck Fine Art (London) Flowers Gallery (London, New York) Galerie Baudoin Lebon (Paris) Galerie Caroline Smulders (Paris) Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris) Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise (Paris) galerie du jour agnès b. (Paris) Galerie Ernst Hilger (Vienna) Galerie Johannes Faber (Vienna) Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris) Galerie Lumière des Roses (Paris) Galerie Polaris (Paris) Galerie Thomas Zander (Cologne) Galleria Valeria Bella (Milan) GALLERY FIFTY ONE (Antwerp) Gallery Taik Persons (Berlin) Gazelli Art House (Baku, London) HackelBury Fine Art (London) Hamiltons (London) Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. (New York) Hardhitta Gallery (Cologne) Holden Luntz (Palm Beach) Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York) IBASHO (Antwerp) ILEX Gallery (Rome) in camera galerie (Paris) James Hyman Gallery (London) Kahmann Gallery (Amsterdam) Kehrer Verlag (Berlin) La Galerie Particulière – Galerie Biousse – Foucher (Brussels, Paris) Magnum Photos (London) Michael Hoppen Gallery (London) Michael Reid Gallery (Berlin, Murrurndi, Sydney) Nailya Alexander Gallery (New York) Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica) Purdy Hicks Gallery (London) Riflemaker (London) Robert Herskowitz (London) Robert Klein Gallery (Boston) Robert Morat Galerie (Berlin, Hamburg) Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography Ltd (Brighton) Rolf Art (Buenos Aires) Roman Road (London) ROSEGALLERY (Santa Monica) SCHEUBLEIN + BAK (Zurich) Steven Kasher Gallery (New York) Sundaram Tagore (New York, Singapore, Hong Kong) Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo, Paris, New York) TASCHEN (Cologne, London) teNeues (Kempen, Berlin, Munich, London, New York, Paris) The Little Black Gallery (London) The Photographers’ Gallery (London) TJ Boulting (London) Tristan Hoare Gallery (London) Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis) White Space Gallery (London) Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York) Yossi Milo Gallery (New York) Z Photographic (London) Correct as of: 17 December 2015