The Photographers' Gallery

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The Photographers' Gallery
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Established 1971
Location 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, England
Director Brett Rogers
Website The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers' Gallery was founded in London in 1971, and was the first independent gallery in Britain that was devoted entirely to photography.[1] It also hosts a café and bookshop.

Exhibitions in the gallery have included one-person exhibitions of work by André Kertész, Danny Treacy, Taryn Simon, Ori Gersht, Cuny Janssen, Indrė Šerpytytė and David King.[2] The Gallery hosts the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.[3]


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).[4] Originally based in a converted Lyons tea bar[5] on Great Newport Street near Leicester Square, The Photographers' Gallery moved to a former textile warehouse on Ramillies Street in Soho, in December 2008.[citation needed]

Until 2008 there were plans to construct an all-new building. Instead, Irish architects O'Donnell and Tuomey designed an extension to the existing brick and steel warehouse. After closing for redevelopment in autumn 2010, the new building opened in 2012[6] at a cost of £9.2m. £3.6m of the cost came from Arts Council England, £2.4m from the sale of its previous building and £2.5m from foundations, trusts, corporate sponsors and an auction.[7]


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Coordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°08′20″W / 51.5148°N 0.1389°W / 51.5148; -0.1389