David Hockney – Tate Britain – 9 February – 29 May 2017
From the day I first saw the carefully crafted Polaroid portraits that David Hockney had created, I was inspired.
Photo London 2017 – Somerset House – Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May
I visited Photo London for the first time this week. The festival is in its third year, with work-displayed museums, auction houses and galleries.
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection
10 November – 7 May 2017
Elton John’s collection of photography is immense. Most are black and white portraits including Irvine Penns abstract images of Elton John himself.
The Psychic Lens: Surrealism and the camera
Atlas Gallery – 24 November 2016 – 28th January 2017
Twelve photographs by Man Ray and two by Bill Brandt; well to me that’s an exhibition worth investigating.
Georgia O’Keefe – Tate Modern
6th July – 30th October 2016
I had been eagerly anticipated Georgia O’Keefe exhibition and I was not disappointed. This was a vast collection of work spanned across the whole of the artist’s career.
Manchester Art Gallery from 24 June to 30 October 2016.
Whilst on a visit to Manchester I saw the Vogue 100 exhibition, which I had missed when it was held at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this year.
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Curated by Martin Parr
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, UK: 16 March – 19 June 2016
The Vanity of Small Differences – Grayson Perry
Exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 9 January – 10 April 2016
Ai Weiwei is a visionary, a philosopher and a spokesperson for human rights issues. His art creates awareness and poses questions which communicate clearly across many cultures.
Saul Leiter Exhibition At The Photographers Gallery – 22 Jan – 3 Apr 2016
Thanks to The Photographers Gallery, I had the chance to see Saul Leiters (1923-2013) work, up close and personal.
Julia Margaret Cameron – V&A Exhibition
I first saw Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 – 1879) work at the Dimbola Lodge museum, which use to be her home on the Isle of Wight.
The Photographers 2015 – Beetles + Huxley Gallery and Osborne Samuel Gallery
The Photographers 2015 exhibition is an annual event held by two leading London art galleries, Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel.