Photo London presents its sixth edition at Somerset House from 9-12 September, with a preview on 8 September.Photo London Digital also returns, with a second edition running on artsy.com and photolondon.org from 9–28 September 2021, with a preview on Artsy on 8 September. The digital fair will supplement the physical event at Somerset House allowing participation to those who will be unable to travel despite the easing of the restrictions.
This year Photo London is delighted to welcome many first-time exhibitors, including Gas Gallery, October Gallery, Paul Stolper, Shtager Gallery (all London) 193 Gallery (Paris), FLATLAND (Amsterdam), Gabriel Wickbold Gallery (Sao Paulo), Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis).
The Fair is also delighted to welcome back several returning exhibitors including Atlas Gallery, Michael Hoppen, Flowers, Magnum, The Photographers’ Gallery, Purdy Hicks (all London) among others.
Robert Hershkowitz Ltd (London), Roland Belgrave (Brighton), Augusta Edwards Fine Arts (London), James Hyman Gallery (London) and Stewart & Skeels (London) will continue Photo London’s commitment to showcasing outstanding historic photography.
The acclaimed Discovery section for young galleries and emerging photographers remains strong featuring an exciting group of international galleries. As well as galleries from London – including A.I. Gallery, Black Box Projects, Encounter Contemporary, Open Doors, Hi-Noon, Sid Motion – Discovery also features galleries from Europe and the USA including Marshall Contemporary (Los Angeles); Gudberg Nerger (Hamburg); EUQINOM gallery (San Francisco); Photon Gallery (Ljubljana and Wien); Tintera (Cairo) Galerie-Peter-Sillem (Frankfurt).
Former Discovery galleries MMX Gallery and Webber Gallery (both London) will now feature in the main section of the Fair.
Monographic presentations include Jessica Backhaus’ Cut Outs at Robert Morat Galerie (Berlin), Fiona Ones at A.I. Gallery (London), Rankin at 29 Arts in Progress (Milan), Dafna Talmor at Sid Motion Gallery (London) and new work by Todd Hido at REFLEX AMSTERDAM.
Group presentations include two unique yet related bodies of work, Bunker: Along the Atlantic Wall by Italian Photographer Guido Guidi and Bunkers, an on-going series by Los Angeles based
Mark Ruwedel, exhibited by Large Glass (London). Albumen Gallery (London) will present the work of Robert Conrad, Edmund Sumner and Jonathan Moore, three contemporary photographers who share a strong interest in architecture photography and particularly photographing abandoned and often derelict architectural structures. Boogie Wall (London) will present a booth dedicate to three Women to Watch: Delphine Diallo, Namsa Leuba and Annina Roescheisen. Gas Gallery (London) will be presenting the work of Christine Wilkinson and Jo Bradford, two British abstract photographers whose work is focused on cameraless photography through distinctly different processes. 193 Gallery’s (Paris) booth pays tribute to African photographers with the series “Colours of Africa”, which sees the Photo London debut of 2020 Emerging Photographer Award finalist Thandiwe Muriu. SEAGER’s (London) booth will bring together works by two artists, Monique Atherton and Liz Calvi, who are both concerned with the portrayal of women in an increasingly digital public sphere. Calvi focuses on the portrayal of subjectivity and sexuality on digital platforms, whilst Monique examines the construction and curation of identity within her self-portraits. Shtager Gallery (London) presents the theme of Transient Humanity with new works by Russian artist, Gregori Maiofis, Belarus born artist, Valery Katsuba and new work by Japanese artist, Yusuke Akamatsu, all of whom share a fascination with the reflection on the human condition. Paul Stolper Gallery (London) will bring five unseen unique works by Kevin Cummins taken at the Sex Pistols last UK concert. As well as works by Don Brown, David Bailey, Julian Simmons and Sarah Lucas. Michael Hoppen Gallery (London) will dedicate their booth to seminal Mexican artists, including Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Enrique Metinides and Kati Horna.
In the Publishers section, Photo London is delighted to welcome new exhibitors), GOST (London), alongside returning publishers like Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg), Hoxton Mini Press (London), Atelier EXB (Paris), Dewi Lewis Publishing (U.K.), Thames & Hudson (London) and TASCHEN (London).