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 some of the most iconic album artwork of the 20th century in For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover (until 12th June 2022); peruse shortlisted work for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022 (also until 12th June) and take in an eclectic collection of works by emerging photographers who are being supported by the TPG New Talent mentoring programme (until 30th May).

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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