We’ve put together the top ten photography exhibitions you should definitely be checking out over the next few months; such fine examples of photography we may even ask the photographers themselves to contribute to Fotolia!
Aptly hosted in London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, which this year celebrates its fiftieth year presents the world’s finest examples of landscape and portrait photography featuring the beautiful and captivating natural world we live amongst.
Explore the true medium of photography at the John Paul Getty Museum, from not just the perspective of art form or subject but from a technical point of view. The exhibitions takes seven renowned photographers including John Chiara, Lisa Oppenheim and Chris McCaw to highlight the technical interactions between light and chemical processing in order to show the raw beauty of the ever-developing medium of photography.
The Queen’s brother-in-law was obviously rather a well connected man and he bought his little black book of movers and shakers to good use, capturing them in often unsettling scenarios in an attempt to dismantle their egos (unlike Cecil Beaton, the other high-society snapper of the time who chose instead to flatter and embellish his subjects).
The 2013 winner of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation Award exhibits his latest project ‘Kolkata’. The Parisian photographer takes an in-depth photographic journey into the serene beauty of the Indian city of Calcutta, juxtaposing the city’s exotic colours with his own personal use of black and white in both portrait and landscape shots.
125 pieces compose this striking and electrifying exhibition showcasing the confident, occasionally provocative and ethereally dramatic photos of one of the world’s greatest fashion photographers, Mario Testino. Exhibited in Berlin’s Kulturforum it is the first time the works have been collectively displayed in Europe.
The mesmerising photography of Campigotto takes the eclectic beauty of urban New York and Chicago and presents it next to the stark beauty and wilderness of nature. As Campigotto describes: “I love the heroic dimension of landscapes. The shameless strength of the atmosphere, the beauty of the light. I keep on stirring in a mythical and confused imaginary and catching on camera my own amazement, determined on pursuing beauty”.
New York based artist Piotr Uklański exhibits his niche photographic artwork which indulges in the usage of constructing collages with a variety of select materials at the Metropolitican Museum of Art. Pieces include his arguably most famous work ‘Untitled (Skull)’; ‘a sex-death image’ described by the New York Times comprising of a skull composed of human bodies on a black backround that includes the photographer himself.
An intimate insight into the daily lives of people in the five North African countries directly affected by huge political turmoil which began in Tunisia in December, 2010. The photos on show seek to provide another less-media driven perception of the events that unfolded over the course of the following months.
Peruse a collection at La Virreuna, Barcelona, amassed over 40 years of the photographic of Jordi Socías. His work is synonymous in magazine publications, having appeared in print since 1972. It is a true example of work that embodies Spanish photojournalism, from an onlooker’s perspective, managing to yet always retain flecks of glamour.
Amerika Haus hosts the latest exhibition ‘Genesis’ from arguably one of the most important social documentary photographers of the 21st century, Sebastião Salgado. His works focuses on the diversity of untainted lands and the indigenous people that live in the surrounding remote areas of Madagascar, Sumatra and West-Papua for example.
Visited any inspiring photography exhibitions lately? We’d love some recommendations so let us know by commenting below and if you get the chance to check out any of our recommendations, let us know how you find them!