Photo London

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Photo London is an annual photography event held at Somerset House in London in May.[1][2] Galleries[3] and publishers show and sell work by photographers, and there are curated exhibitions and talks.[4] Awards are also given.[4]

It was established in 2004 and ran until 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts, then at Old Billingsgate in 2007, then stopped.[5] It was relaunched in 2015 and has since been held at Somerset House.[1]


Photo London was established in 2004 by Daniel Newburg and held at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2004, 2005 and 2006.[5][6][7] In November 2006 it was purchased by Reed Exhibitions (who also owned Paris Photo).[5][6][7] Reed ran it, with Newburg acting as creative director, in 2007 at Old Billingsgate and then stopped.[5][6][7] Photo London was re-launched in 2015 by a company Candlestar, led by Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad.[1][7][8][9]

At Photo London, galleries[3] and publishers show and sell work by photographers, and there are curated exhibitions and talks.[4]

Other photography events held at the same time in London include the Prix Pictet exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, the Peckham 24 photography festival in south-east London, and Offprint, an independent photobook publishers' fair at Tate Modern.[4][10]


The following awards are given as part of Photo London:[11]

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  1. ^ a b c "Photo London". Somerset House. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ Brown, Mark (6 November 2014). "Photo London 'to utterly transform the photography audience'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Gleadell, Colin (16 May 2017). "Can Photo London attract the world's photography collectors to the capital?". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Photo London 2017". Financial Times. London. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Mark Westall, "photo-london". FAD, 4 April 2007. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Photo-London: new owners, new venue, new content". Antiques Trade Gazette, 19 March 2007. 9 February 2018
  7. ^ a b c d Cripps, Charlotte (22 May 2015). "London is back in the frame with its first international photography fair in eight years". The Independent. London. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Directors". Photo London. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ Sheard, Karen (4 May 2016). "Photo London 2016 – our must-see highlights of this year's fair". Amateur Photographer. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ Moore-Bridger, Benedict (17 May 2017). "Photo London fair features model turns from Kate Moss and Christy Turlington". London Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Awards 2017". Photo London. Accessed 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Sebastião Salgado: 'I had travelled to the dawn of time."". British Journal of Photography. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  13. ^ "Don McCullin: 'photography isn't looking, it's feeling' – in pictures". The Guardian. 17 May 2016. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-02-12 – via
  14. ^ Tierney, Ger. "War photographer Don McCullin: 'I don't weep over lost friends'". British GQ. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  15. ^ London, Photo. "2017 Round-Up | Photo London Master of Photography Taryn Simon". Photo London. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  16. ^ Fidler, Matt (5 February 2018). "Edward Burtynsky: 2018 winner of Master of Photography – in pictures". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Photo London 2019: Stephen Shore and Vivian Maier star in the public programme". British Journal of Photography. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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