The Photographers’ Gallery

Things to see: The Last Hurrah



Dafydd Jones The Last Hurrah

Looking forward to this upcoming sales exhibition at The Photographer’ Gallery. I met Dafydd Jones at a Burberry show a couple of years ago, when his work was part of the Here We Are exhibition. What a lovely chap! He has taken pictures of posh partying Brits for the likes of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph for decades, and his Instagram is a really great peek into his archive. (more…)



Love happens here



Emily Rose England Inside London's Enduring Queer Club Scene, 2016

Just opened: Love Happens Here, an exhibition from The Photographers’ Gallery that’s being shown in a different location to its Oxford Circus home.

Love Happens Here marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, with a show of photography at London’s City Hall until 28th July 2017. (more…)



The sidewalk cinema of Saul Leiter



Saul Leiter photography

If you watched the film Carol, and enjoyed Cate Blanchett’s red swishy coats, poised gestures and stolen glances through rain-streaked windows, then you might like to know where the inspiration came from. Saul Leiter was one of the great American street photographers, capturing cinematic scenes from the sidewalks of New York in delicious Kodachrome, back when colour photography was the height of unfashionability. (more…)



Lost in music



You And My Friends by Ryan McGinley at We Want More at The Photographers Gallery

My Facebook timeline these days seems to be a stream of doom and gloom about the demise of London clubs and music venues. Don’t *air quotes* ‘young people’ go out anymore? Clubs and gigs were (and are) a big part of my life and the We Want More exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery reminds me why. (more…)