Contemporary Photography Galleries in London
With London somewhat lacking behind its American and European cousins on the photography stage, the following listed galleries are invested in promoting a more progressive understanding of contemporary photography and its possibilities.
Atlas Gallery / Celebrating 20 years on the London art scene, the gallery hosts six exhibitions a year, promotes new and emerging talent and is the official gallery agent of Magnum Photos.
Camilla Grimaldi / This Mayfair based gallery represents a broad range of international artists who share a ground-breaking and experimental approach to photography as a means of artistic expression.
Diemar Noble Photography / Diemar Noble is a leading photography gallery in London exhibiting work from 19th Century masters to contemporary artists.
Flowers Gallery / Founded in East London in 1970 by Angela Flowers, the gallery was one the first of its kind to open in the east end and boasts a further two spaces in west London and New York. They represent a range of diverse artists including Edward Burtynsky, Nadav Kander, Robert Polidori and Michael Wolf.
Hamiltons Gallery / Founded in 1977 and specialising in mid to late twentieth century masters such as Roger Ballan, Don McCullin, Daido Moriyama, Horst P Horst and Irving Penn.
James Hyman Photography / James Hyman specialises in vintage and contemporary imagery, with a focus on British social photography.
Michael Hoppen Gallery / A major presence within the international photography community, the Michael Hoppen gallery displays vintage and contemporary black and white photography, emphasising the medium’s importance in contemporary art today. Exhibitions feature both established and emerging artists.
L A Noble Gallery / Exhibiting photographic work of a wide range of exemplary contemporary art. L A Noble Gallery represents well established artists and also prides itself on discovering emerging talent.
The Photographers’ Gallery / London’s largest public gallery dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent to historical archives and established artists, it’s the destination to see photography in all its forms.
Purdy Hicks / Established in London in 1992, Purdy Hicks Gallery is located in a 3000 sq ft former Victorian warehouse close to Tate Modern. The Gallery is committed to exhibiting the best of contemporary international photography by established and emerging artists.
Rivington Place / This public contemporary visual art gallery in Shoreditch explores the cultural diversity of society via contemporary art and photography. Exhibitions organised by Iniva & Autograph ABP.
Saatchi Gallery / The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Although covering a wide range of artistic disciplines, the gallery frequently invests in photographic specific exhibitions. Admission is always free.
Science Museum Media Space / Media Space is a bold and exciting new photography and art gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum. The gallery opened in late 2013 debuting with Tony Ray-Jones.
The Wapping Project Bankside / Located opposite Tate Modern and founded by Jules Wright in October 2009. The gallery focuses on photography, film and video alongside a rolling programme of talks and events. Artists represented include Elina Brotherus, Annabel Elgar, Jacqueline Hassink, Edgar Martins, Susan Meiselas, Stephen J Morgan, Paolo Roversi, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Mitra Tabrizan, Deborah Turbeville and Thomas Zanon- Larcher.