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Photo London 2019 opens this week

Photo London opens this week for its fifth edition. Building on the success of its first four editions, Photo London 2019 returns to Somerset House to showcase the very best of the past, present and future of photography. This year’s edition continues the Fair’s longstanding support for young galleries and artists. Overall there is a focus on emerging trends and unseen work. The announcement of exhibitors follows a rigorous two-stage selection process to identify the best quality presentations and artists ranging from established masters to rising stars.


The galleries exhibiting in 2019 were selected by an expert Curatorial Committee led by Philippe Garner. In addition, Art Consultant and Curator Tristan Lund, who has curated the Discovery section of the Fair since 2017, has played a key role in the overall curation of the Fair. The fifth edition of Photo London will include almost 100 galleries from 21 different countries: Austria; Belgium; Canada; China; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Lebanon; Mexico; the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal; Spain; Switzerland; South Africa; Taiwan; the UK; the USA.


The Fair’s widely acclaimed Discovery section features a curated selection of 23 galleries. It focuses on new and emerging talent, including several from the fast-developing photography scene in London alongside international galleries including ALBADA JELGERSMA Gallery (Amsterdam); ALMANAQUE fotográfica (Mexico City); careva contemporary (Riga); Euqinom Gallery (San Francisco); Galerie Binome (Paris); Galerie Cédric Bacqueville (Lille); Galerie Miranda (Paris); Galerie-Peter-Sillem (Frankfurt); Gallery Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerp); H Gallery (Paris); Metronom (Modena); Ncontemporary (Milan, London); Spazio Nuovo (Rome); and UP Gallery (Hsinchu City).


As a sign of confidence among our exhibitors, the 2019 Fair features 16 focused solo presentations with confirmed highlights including new work by Mitch Epstein at Galerie Thomas Zander, Tony Gum at Christopher Moller Gallery, Tom Wood at Sit Down Gallery, Ivars Gravlejs at careva contemporary, Dag Alveng at Shoot Gallery, Max Pinckers at Galerie Sofie Van de Velde, Giulio di Sturco at Podbielski Contemporary, Adam Jeppesen at Black Box Projects, Edouard Taufenbach at Galerie Binome and Casper Sejersen at Cob Gallery. Several galleries focus of a specific country or region including: Helsinki School Landscapes (Galerie Taik Persons), Iran (Roya Khadjavi Projects), Latin America (RocioSantaCruz) and Japan (IBASHO).

May 13, 2019
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