May 05, 2004

New Hayward Photo Exhibition

From 24 June to 5 September, the Hayward Gallery in London will hold a new photographic exhibtion called Photography and the Death of the Portrait. It aims to explore whether "the notions of portraiture as an expression of the inner self through external appearance" still holds true in an age of genetic engineering and mass media. What this means when it comes to the photographs themselves I don't know. The Hayward exhibition is accompanied by a major showing of the French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue, the first of its kind in Britain. I presume the admission fee covers both shows.

Also - and we're kicking ourselves because we can't make it - the first major photography fair in London will be held, called, funnily enough, Photo London. The website has a list of exhibitors and is timed to coincide with the annual Christies and Sotheby's auctions. Fifty galleries will have stands showing photography, film and video from artists including Man Ray, Bill Brandt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Cindy Sherman and Andreas Gursky. The fair runs from 20-23 May.

Posted by kimgilmour at May 5, 2004 11:38 PM | TrackBack

The London photography fair sounds a lot like the AIPAD show in NYC that's held every year in February. too bad you can't's very inspiring and, like a really good piece of music, stays in your head for a long time.

Posted by: jovo at May 7, 2004 05:21 PM

I can't believe I missed the fair :(

Posted by: Hates_ at May 24, 2004 08:45 PM
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