The Photographers' Gallery
|The Photographers' Gallery|
|Location||16-18 Ramillies Street, London, England|
|Website||The Photographers' Gallery|
Exhibitions in the gallery have included one-person exhibitions of work by André Kertész, Danny Treacy, Taryn Simon, Ori Gersht, Cuny Janssen, and David King. The Gallery hosts the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
The Photographers Gallery was the first public gallery in London to exhibit key names in international photography, such as Juergen Teller (fashion), Robert Capa (photojournalism), Sebastiao Salgado (documentary), and Andreas Gursky (contemporary art). Originally based in a converted Lyons tea bar on Great Newport Street near Leicester Square, The Photographers' Gallery moved to a former textile warehouse on Ramillies Street in Soho, in December 2008. Up until 2008 there were plans of constructing an all-new building. Instead, Irish architects O'Donnell and Tuomey designed an extension to an existing brick and steel warehouse at the cost of £8.9 million.
After closing for redevelopment in autumn 2010, the new building opened in 2012. The reopening of this £9.2m new building marks the culmination of a fundraising campaign which gathered £3.6m from Arts Council England, £2.4m from the sale of its previous building and £2.5m from foundations, trusts, corporate sponsors and an auction.
- In London, Photography is Still not Art, New York Times, 1973
- "André Kertész: On Reading", Photographers' Gallery. Accessed 2010-02-20.
- Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Telegraph, 2008
- A New Home for Photography in London New York Times, December 21, 2008.
- Adrian Searle (May 17, 2012), The Photographers' Gallery – review The Guardian.
- Rowan Moore (May 20, 2012), Photographers' Gallery extension – review The Guardian.
- Mark Brown (January 30, 2012), Photographers' Gallery in London to reopen in May after £8.9m facelift The Guardian.
- Photographers' Gallery web site
- Photographers' Gallery on Artabase
- "Chris Steele-Perkins presents England, My England: the Host recording". Foto8.com, 18 June 2010. Steele-Perkins talks about the gallery's activities and funding.