The Photographer’s Gallery in Soho is the largest public photography gallery in London, hosting brilliant work from emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists. It is the perfect place to discover all forms of photography.
We were in London last month producing a Press Launch for House of Fraser and couldn't resist nipping in to check out 2016's The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize exhibition (15 Apr – 3 Jul) which displayed the work of those shortlisted and this year’s winner Trevor Paglen...
LAURA EL-TANTAWY | IN THE SHADOWS OF THE PYRAMID
Laura El-Tantawy created a truly moving and mesmerizing self-published photo book depicting the atmosphere and rising tensions in Cairo leading up to the 2011-13 January revolution in Tahrir Square. In the Shadow of the Pyramids, El-Tantawy includes a combination of old family photographs and her own emotional photos of portraits of protestors and street scenes.
ERIK KESSELS | UNFINISHED FATHER
Through the use of his father’s unfinished Fiat 500 restoration project, Kessels reflects upon the truth of loss, memory and a life changed after his father’s debilitating stroke.
At the centre of the exhibition space was the original car, surrounded by photographs of car parts and images taken by his father.
TREVOR PAGLEN | THE OCTOPUS
Paglen’s project consists of images of restricted military and government areas, collaborative research assembled throughout the project, flight tracks of drones and sculptural elements. All of these come together to create a powerful message, showing that secrets can’t be hidden as their traces and structures are visible within the landscape.
TOBIAS ZIELONY | THE CITIZEN
The project displays the lives and situations of African refugee activists who have fled the violence and oppression in their home countries to live in Europe. The photographs capture the character and emotions of each subject and form a moving documentation of the people’s lives. Zielony supports the powerful images with first person accounts, interviews and articles he published in African newspapers and magazines.
We highly reccommend a visit, go to thephotographersgallery.org.uk to discover their latest exhibitions and events.