Published on November 20, 2013 | by Nina Hoogstraate

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Ten free photography exhibitions in London

Poster for 'Analogue' exhibition

The Lomography Gallery Store East host Analogue a photography exhibition by Tom Sheehan [Emanuele Giovagnoli]

World Press Photo 2013

Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall SE1 8XX (until November 26)

Halfway through its tour presenting the winning photographer’s work, the 56th World Press Photo exhibition has come to London. This non-profit exhibition shows a selection of shocking and emotionally captivating images. Cut down from 5,666 photographers and 124 different nationalities, this is groundbreaking photojournalism at its best. ALN review.

 

Daido Moriyama: Silkscreens

Hamiltons Gallery, W1K 2EU (until December 20) 

Moriyama is a Japanese photographer, best known for focusing his work on the collapse of conventional values in post-war Japan. His influences have resided within work from Andy Warhol, William Klein and Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.

In this exhibition, 16 of Moriyama’s photographs are selected by gallery owner Tim Jefferies and printed as silkscreens on canvas.

 

JR Eyerman Rediscovered Part II: Beauties, Brutes and Other Characters

Daniel Blau Gallery, N1 6PB (until December 7) 

A photojournalism exhibition divided into two parts: one in Paris and one in London. This show celebrates a selection of Eyerman’s photographs of the fantastic Hollywood glamour of the 20th century.

 

Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity

Photographer’s Gallery (until January 5, 2014)

With photographs from Janine Antoni, Elinor Carucci, Hanna Putz, Elina Brotherus, Fred Hüning, Ana Casas Broda, Katie Murray and Leigh Ledare, Home Truths challenges the sentimental stereotypes surrounding motherhood through powerful images. The exhibition questions both the mother’s identity and the photography “at the time when the expectations and demands of both are in flux”.

 

Patrick Lichfield: Caribbean

The Little Black Gallery, SW10 0AJ (until December 7)

Having worked for major publications including the american edition of Vogue, being commissioned by Diana Vreeland to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and being appointed official photographer for the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana’s wedding; Lichfield has done it all. He spent a lot of time in the Caribbean in the 1960s, and this exhibition displays an array of his unpublished work from that period.

 

David Grandorge: Without Sun

Peter Von Kant Gallery, SE8 4PJ (until December 7)

Capturing interesting architectural buildings, cities, landscapes and experimenting with light, David Grandorge has documented the work of architects such as Marie-Jose Van Hee, Caruso St John and Tony Fretton. Grandorge has been published and exhibited all over the world, and Peter Von Kant is exhibiting a range of Grandorge’s work from 2001 to 2013.

 

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, SE10 8XJ (until February 14, 2014) 

Now in its fifth year, having received over 1200 entries form 49 countries, this annual exhibition shows the most intricate, superlative images of our solar system, sky and space, by the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

 

Analogue – Photography by Tom Sheehan

Lomography Gallery Store East, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6BG (until December 3)

Well-established photographer Tom Sheehan has had the chance to photograph some of the most legendary names in music over the last 40 years, including The Smiths, Mick Jagger, Thom Yorke, and Bruce Springsteen (among many, many others).

Analogue is a compilation of hand-printed shots from his vast collection of photographs, created especially for this exhibit.

 

Richard Young: Pret-a-Photo

Richard Young Gallery (until January 31, 2014)

Leading up to Young’s 40th year in the celebrity-photography business, Pret-a-Photo is a ‘ready to buy’ exhibition of a series of Young’s most exclusive photographs. Featured celebrities include Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp and Bob Marley.

 

Behind the Boosh: Photographs by Dave Brown

Proud Camden, NW1 8AH (until December 1)

Dave Brown, better known as Bollo the ape, is exhibiting his photographs from the colourful life and times of the Mighty Boosh – the psychedelic, quirky TV show. Brown has documented the Boosh since day one, so expect photos of Noel Fielding in his usual attire; glitter onesies and cowboy boots.

 

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