Photo London is the largest Photography fair ever staged in The Capital & was held over 4 days at the fabulous Somerset House on The Strand. With over 70 international galleries, 3 commissioned exhibitions, 2 installations, a robust talks programme featuring over 50 photographers and curators and 3 new award platforms you can see why it had 20,000 visitors! Photography included rare historic prints through to work by the youngest & most exciting talent, all on display in the beautiful Somerset House. Images from well known names including Diane Arbus, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P Horst, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, David Bailey, Brian Duffy, Man Ray, Martin Parr & Andy Warhol all adorned the walls & were available for purchase with prices ranging from £600 to £700,000.
I was there on Press Day to witness this extraordinary event & I have to say it was one of if not THE most impressive exhibitions I have ever seen. The range of work on display was quite phenomenal & covered all genres of Photography. The event was beautifully organised & all the staff involved had exceptional customer service. It was a fantastic event for both London AND Photography & Michael Benson, Director of Photo London said “The reaction to our first edition has been astonishing – far exceeding our own expectations and predictions. Indeed many of our exhibitors have told us that Photo London is the best art fair they have ever attended. Our aim was not to be the biggest, simply to be the best and with our first edition we have taken a huge stride in that direction. Starting today we will work hard to ensure that Photo London 2016 is even better”.
I am excited for Photo London 2016 already! In the meantime here are some of my favourite images from this fabulous event: