National Portrait Gallery, London
The exhibitions and other events listed below may be of interest to members and visitors; new additions to the list are highlighted with a yellow sidebar. Some London exhibitions may in fact be quite small (perhaps 20 prints, or fewer) but are still interesting and/or significant, and may best be combined with other events especially as some galleries are conveniently close. Check each exhibition's website for more information.
If members visit a good exhibition within reasonable reach of Hertford, which is not listed here, please send details to John Sandell so that it can be added. Local clubs are invited to submit details of their special events to the webmaster for listing here.
Entries are listed by finishing date – events near the top end soonest, but some at the bottom may already be open. Click/tap the description to see more.
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Local Events [EAF area]
Local Exhibitions [EAF area]
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Hill, Norwich NR1 3JU
Norwich Works: The Industrial Photography of Walter and Rita Nurnberg
/ "Between 1948 and 1961, German-born husband and wife Walter and Rita Nurnberg photographed the factories of Norwich and their workers. These stunning photographs, which owe as much to Rita’s skilful processing as they do to Walter’s original compositions, go beyond the documenting of industry. Meticulously choreographed images of the factories are infused with the high modernism of the Bauhaus, whilst striking portraits of workers lean into the glamour and beauty of cinema’s golden age; from the time-worn faces of the master artisan to the teenage apprentices shining with enthusiasm, the Nurnbergs’ photographs are both local history and enduring works of art. The exhibition includes over 130 original prints focusing on the extraordinary visual record the Nurnbergs created of Norwich striving to rebuild itself economically after the Second World War."
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
/ "The largest retrospective to date of Hiroshi Sugimoto, an artist renowned for creating some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time. Over the past 50 years, Sugimoto has created pictures which are meticulously crafted, deeply thought-provoking and quietly subversive. Featuring key works from all of the artist’s major photographic series, this retrospective highlights Sugimoto’s philosophical yet playful inquiry into our understanding of time and memory, and photography’s ability to both document and invent. The exhibition also includes lesser-known works that reveal the artist’s interest in the history of photography, as well as in mathematics and optical sciences..."
66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
/ "Through the lens of the pages of the Architectural Review
magazine, Wide-Angle View is an exhibition on the Manplan series, a ground-breaking exploration of architecture’s impact on society. This exhibition of over 70 original photographs, some that have never been shown before, offers a unique insight on society in the late 1960s. The magazine was bold and innovative in its tone and style, incorporating pioneering graphic and print techniques and radical photojournalism to analyse the state of society in Britain at the turn of the decade. It initiated a new outlook and approach to architectural debate and journalism that is still relevant today.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin‘s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023
/ "The Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize returns to the Gallery after its three years of major redevelopment. This Prize is one of the most important and anticipated photography competitions in the world and is a showcase for both celebrated professionals and talented amateurs. It’s always a highlight of the NPG’s year – and is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary photography. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over, whether professional, talented amateur or an exciting emerging artist. Photographers are encouraged to interpret ‘portrait’ in its widest sense, with photography focused on portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals. Prizes range from £2,000 to £15,000."