Art Galleries

Hattie Lloyd 09/01/22


The Photographers’ Gallery

In central London and ready to snap?

If you’re finding the bustle of Oxford Street too much, dart between the buildings on Ramillies Street and spend an hour or two in The Photographers’ Gallery.

The gallery was first opened in 1971 and was the UK’s first space dedicated entirely to the medium of photography. Now in its second home – opened in 2012 in an old textiles warehouse – it has established itself as instrumental for promoting photography as a significant art form.

Set over multiple floors, the gallery offers three exhibition spaces, an education and learning studio, a café (thank The Lord) and a print sales gallery which, unlike lots of public galleries, hosts exhibitions in which the pieces can be purchased – an integral part of supporting both the gallery and its artists since its foundation.

Due to the nature of the art form, they don’t house a permanent collection, but opt, instead, for a rolling programme of visiting exhibitions, as well as talks, courses and events. Currently you can check out Chris Killip, retrospective, the photographer who gained critical acclaim for charting the lives of the Northern working-class during the 70s and 80s; and An Alternative History of Photography: Works from the Solander Collection, which includes firsts from major artists and rare finds from those less well-known (both until 19th February 2023).

Pretty flash.

 

NOTE: The Photographers Gallery is open Mon-Sun, with late openings till 8pm on Thursdays & Fridays. There is an admission fee of £5/£2.50 concession, which gives you access to all the exhibitions. To find out more information, head here.

The Photographers Gallery | 16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, W1F 7LW


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The Photographers’ Gallery


The Photographers Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, Central London, W1F 7LW
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