LONDON | The Photographer’s Gallery was founded in 1971 in Covent Garden and was the first independent gallery in the UK dedicated solely to photography. Today the gallery is housed in a converted 1910 Edwardian textiles warehouse in Soho, where it holds exhibits showcasing works from the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists. The gallery always has something of interest for those interested in not just the photographic images on display, but with an interest in the form itself, its development as a leading artistic medium and its relationship to wider culture.
The annual photography Prize, set up by the Photographer’s Gallery in 1996 and sponsored by Deutsche Börse since 2005, rewards a photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year, the exhibit of which is well worth seeing, as is any other that might be on at a given time during the year. Photographers who have had their work exhibited at the Photographer’s Gallery in the past include Robert Capa, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Dorothea Lange, Bill Brandt, and Martin Parr just to name a few.
There’s also a small cafe and bookshop if you’re in the mood for a bite to eat and an interesting photography related read to take home.
The Photographer’s Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW