Must-see photography exhibitions in London: May-Jun 2016
Here’s our roundup of the photography exhibitions in London that are finishing soon, so you can plan your calendar to ensure you don’t miss out. Of course, there are also great shows happening at the Club’s Gallery 1885, too.
Our Top Picks:
Colin Jones Retrospective
Until 3 June
Michael Hoppen Gallery
Your last chance to catch this retrospective of seminal documentary photographer Colin Jones’s work. This exhibition covers many of his most iconic shots from his prime in the 1960s and 70s, from behind the scenes shots of The Who, to the race riots in Alabama, to the decline of the mining towns of northern England – this show is reflective and inspiring.
Until 12 June
As much an exploration of what the act of photography means (both for the photographer and subject) as an exhibition, this thought-provoking show examines the concept of “performing for the camera” in all its forms. From performance art to posing to the modern act of taking a selfie, this show explores how performance artists use photography and how photography itself is a performance.
Until 16 June
This show juxtaposes two bodies of work by the pioneering post-war photographer: Blackpool, the northern seaside resort of the working class in Britain, and the French Riviera, where Europe’s wealthiest people spend their time in the Mediterranean sun. This is clever curation at its finest, contrasting the way the two cultures behave so differently under very similar circumstances. The perfect way to kick of the British summer!
Until 19 June
Yet another in this month’s shows that explore British culture, this time through the eyes of foreign photographers. This show covers social, cultural and architectural photography since the 1930s
Other Photo Shows:
For details of other exhibitions running this month, check out the London Photography Diary.