Photo London 2019

19 February 2019

Photo Festival

Open: 16th –19th May 2019. Location: London

Highlights of the fifth Photo London have been announced. This year’s Fair will include:

Master of Photography
Photo London has announced US photographer Stephen Shore as its Master of Photography for 2019. This award is given annually to a leading contemporary photographer who is the subject of a special exhibition at the Fair. Shore’s photographs explore and document the ordinary scenes of everyday life, transforming seemingly mundane scenarios and objects into subjects of thoughtful consideration. Known for his pioneering use of colour photography and early experimentation with new technologies, Shore’s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past 45 years, including a recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at MOMA since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier.

Shore will present a new body of work at Photo London, which will be shown for the first time in the UK. He will also be showing a series from 1969 titled ‘Los Angeles’, which features 60 small photographs taken throughout one day in 1969 in LA. To accompany the exhibition, Shore will be speaking as part of the Photo London Talks Programme on Thursday the 16th May. The full Talks Programme – which is once again curated by the author and curator William A Ewing – will be announced in April, with speakers already confirmed including Martin Parr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Susan Meiselas, Ed Templeton and Deanna Templeton, and Vanessa Winship.

Photo London will include almost 100 galleries from 21 different countries: Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Lebanon; Mexico; the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal; Spain; Switzerland; South Africa; Taiwan; the UK; the USA. The galleries were selected by an expert Curatorial Committee led by Philippe Garner. The Fair’s Discovery section features a curated selection of 23 galleries. It focuses on new and emerging talent.

The Public Programme includes special exhibitions featuring Roger Fenton, Vivian Maier, Gavin Turk, Eamonn Doyle and Josh Haner.

Somerset House,

Tickets are available now:

Picture copyright: Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 by Stephen Shore. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.