External Events

The exhibitions and other events listed below may be of interest to members and visitors; new additions to the list are highlighted with a red bar. Some London exhibitions are 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!

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Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, Welwyn AL6 9ER

Peoples Photographic Society: 2015 International Exhibition of Photography / "The main exhibition will comprise mounted and bordered pictures from many of the countries where the Society is represented... Founded in September 2013, the society is open to anyone who enjoys photography regardless of their level of achievement, age or location. It is open to professionals and beginners and all in between..."

20 June 21June
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Tate Britain / Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 / "This is the first exhibition in Britain devoted to salted paper prints, one of the earliest forms of photography. A uniquely British invention, unveiled by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839, salt prints spread across the globe, creating a new visual language of the modern moment. This revolutionary technique transformed subjects from still lifes, portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life into images with their own specific aesthetic: a soft, luxurious effect particular to this photographic process. The few salt prints that survive are seldom seen due to their fragility, and so this exhibition, a collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, is a singular opportunity to see the rarest and best early photographs of this type in the world."

25 February
7 June

National Portrait Gallery / St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

Snowdon: A Life in View / "Antony Armstrong Jones was an apprentice to society photographer Baron before opening his first studio in 1952. He established his reputation with theatre photography... Subsequently the official Royal photographer, after his marriage to HRH Princess Margaret he was created Earl of Snowdon, and was influential in bringing an informal approach to royal portraiture. His fashion photographs were credited for ‘enlivening’ Vogue, for which he has been working for over six decades. He is also celebrated for his pioneering photo essays during nearly thirty years at The Sunday Times Magazine, documenting the arts and social issues." [About 35 B&W prints on display. Impeccable portraiture. JS]

26 September
21 June

The Natural History Museum / Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 / "Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide."

24 October
30 August

Royal Geographical Society / 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 / "Travel Photographer of the Year is proud to showcase another great set of images as the 2014 winners. Once again they are very different from last year's winners. Some you will find beautiful, others show a more gritty side to travel photography. All were taken by talented photographers - amateur, semi-professional and professional."

24 July

5 September

National Portrait Gallery / St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize / "The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world. The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and original approaches to the photographic portrait through intimate images of friends and family alongside revealing portraits of famous faces."

12 November
21 February
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