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 (or with a shopping trip!) 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 (at the webmaster's discretion!).
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.
HDCC External Events and Galleries | Updated 22 October 2019. Printer-friendly page HERE
Local Events [EAF area]
Vicarage Road Stadium
Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER
Watford Photographic Roadshow
/ "The Societies of Photographers would like to invite the members of HDCC to attend our next photographic roadshow in Watford on Thursday 17th October. These roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks by Damian McGillicuddy, Alex Benyon and David Stanbury. You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike – register on the website
Local Exhibitions [EAF area]
Hertford Theatre Gallery
The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS
Photography and Poetry Exhibition
/ Presented by Courtyard Arts
. "Are there resonances between the way photographers and poets see the world? Wasting time is integral to creativity, as is boredom, daydream and reverie. Neither creative photography nor poetry are prominent in our vibrant popular culture, and are perhaps not widely recognised or experienced by the general public... The common character and temperament may prove essentially conservative, somehow, but nevertheless photography and poetry enter the collective public imagination in ways that few other art forms do... This exhibition seeks to put together a series of oblique visual fragments and poems: two different means of creative communication, chance encounters, in the hope of conjuring and interacting..."
Dugdale Centre, Enfield
Thomas Hardy House, Enfield EN2 6DS
Enfield Camera Club Annual Exhibition
/ "The exhibition will feature mounted prints by the entire club membership, ranging from comparative enthusiastic beginners to highly technically advanced workers. All visitors are naturally welcome, admission is free and there will be an opportunity to vote for favourite photographs. A wide variety of refreshments are also available within the centre."
The Science Museum
Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD
RPS Science Photographer of the Year
/ "Science Photographer of the Year is the RPS’s new exhibition showcasing the best scientific photography – and photography of science – selected by an expert panel from an open call made earlier this year. In this inaugural exhibition visitors will be able to view aspects of the world around them from a scientific perspective, along with the invisible worlds revealed using specialist equipment and imaging techniques. The exhibition will also shed light on some of the more serious questions for which we look to science for answers, through thought-provoking images exploring human health, environmental conservation and the protection of endangered wildlife. Admission is free, but is ticketed."
Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Lina Iris Viktor exhibition: Some are Born to Endless Night — Dark Matter
/ "Become immersed in deep lustres of black punctuated with luminous 24-karat gold and opulent ultramarine blue hues in Lina Iris Viktor’s singular artistic universe. Her photography, painting and sculptural installations are infused with cultural histories of the global African diaspora and preoccupied with multifaceted notions of blackness: as colour, as material and as socio-political consciousness. To Viktor, black is the proverbial materia prima: the source, the dark matter that birthed everything. This is the British-Liberian artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, with more than 60 works on display in two galleries, many seen for the first time. More from the RPS
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
Shot in Soho
/ "Although the area of Soho is relatively small and bordered by some of London’s richest and most commercialised streets, it has remained a complex place of unorthodoxy, diversity, tolerance and defiance. Shot in Soho
is an original exhibition celebrating Soho’s diverse culture, community and history of creative innovation as well as highlighting its position as a site of resistance. Through a range of photographs, ephemera and varied presentations, the project reflects the breadth of life in a part of the capital that has always courted controversy and celebrated difference. It comes at a time when the area is facing radical transition and transformation with the imminent completion of Crossrail set to make a landmark impact on the area..."
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
/ "The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world. Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family."
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
/ "Experience the extraordinary creative process of one of the world's most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections." From the RPS
: "In September 2019, a new V&A exhibition invites visitors to experience the fantastical imagination of Tim Walker HonFRPS. Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
is the largest exhibition of Walker’s pictures to date. It celebrates his contribution to image-making over the last 25 years and the role that the V&A’s collection plays in his creative process..."