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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London Bridge City / outside City Hall / FREE

Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 / "Following our hugely successful exhibition showcasing our 2017 winners, the winning images from the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards will be on display on the south bank of the River Thames next to City Hall, with views across the river to the Tower of London and London Bridge. This free exhibition is open-air in a public space so will be viewable all day."

28 March

30 April 2019

Hamiltons Gallery / 13 Carlos Place, London W1K 2EU / FREE

Don McCullin: Proximity / "To coincide with the major retrospective at Tate Britain, Hamiltons celebrates Sir Don McCullin’s lifetime achievement and decades of collaboration with Hamiltons by exhibiting rare and unseen vintage prints dating back to the 1950s. Selected from the photographer’s personal archive, they were made shortly after the photographs were first taken on assignments around the world. Intimate and physically modest, the prints provide access to events witnessed and recorded by a photojournalist working on the frontline of multiple, international flashpoints from Vietnam to Cyprus."

30 January

30 April 2019

Tate Britain / Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Don McCullin / "This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives. With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career."

5 February
6 May 2019

Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

diane arbus: in the beginning / "Diane Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died, and where she worked in locations such as Times Square, the Lower East Side and Coney Island. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and midtown shoppers, are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the twentieth century. The exhibition features more than 100 photographs, the majority of which are vintage prints made by the artist, drawn from the Diane Arbus Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. More than two-thirds of these photographs have never been seen before in the UK."

13 February

6 May 2019

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

Only Human: Martin Parr / "This major new exhibition brings together works by one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr. Including recognisable photographs alongside works never before exhibited it will focus on one of his most engaging subjects – people. The exhibition includes portraits of people from around the world, with a special focus on Parr’s wry observations of Britishness, explored through a series of projects that investigate British identity today."

7 March 27 May 2019

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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year / "Now in its fifty-fourth year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breathtaking diversity of life on Earth. Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels. Experience the changing face of nature and uncover the surprising, and sometimes challenging, stories behind the photographs. Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images were awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence."

19 October
2018
30 June 2019

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

Cindy Sherman / "A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. Including the ground-breaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, this exhibition will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day. It will feature around 150 works from international public and private collections, as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery. Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the exhibition will explore the tension between façade and identity."

27 June
15 September
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