In your galleries this autumn…

There’s so much happening in town photographywise this autumn so I thought I’d pull some of my favourites together for your perusal. Here are a few exhibitions to look out for.

First one up is William Klein + Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern opening on 10th October. Who doesn’t love a bit of New York and Tokyo street photography? I was disappointed with the last few Tate Modern street photography exhibitions so I am hoping they will break that cycle. Let’s see if their selection of blurry and grainy photography works.

Next up is a must-see for any street photographer. Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour is coming to town. Why a must? He was a father of street photography after all and this exhibition focuses on the comparison between B&W and colour photography – the never-ending street photographer’s dilemma. Somehow street works better in B&W, right?

The exhibition of David Bailey’s Papua Polaroids is already open to public. I wonder if photographing cannibals was as easy as snapping the stars. What do you reckon?

Seduced by Art, National Gallery’s first photography exhibition is looking quite promising. The battle of the superstars: great painters vs. great photographers. I envisage something resembling a visual equivalent of a dance-off but who will win?

Another show I am looking forward to is Shoot Existential Photography at The Photographer’s Gallery. That shouldn’t really surprise anyone since I spent over two years doing a self-portrait project. The perfect show for me!

And finally, don’t forget to pop into The National Gallery to check out The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The selection is looking promising!

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the exhibitions when you go and visit them!


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