Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Photographers Gallery, Soho, London

Possible Trip Location- re-opening May 19th

Founded in 1971, the Photographers’ Gallery was the first independent collection in the UK devoted specifically to the exhibition of photography and its expansion into a second venue at Great Newport Street is testament to its popularity and success, with over five million visitors in 2005.

Following the growing trend of galleries being more than simply a stage for the showcase of art, the Photographers’ Gallery not only develops emerging talent, it can also be credited for “encouraging the inclusion of photography in the programme of leading galleries and museums,” the absence of which would seem mind boggling these days. It has justifiably established a reputation as the first port of call for anyone interested in contemporary photography.

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