London's art menu doesn't start and finish with paint on canvas – experience a whole new world of artistic awesomeness at our top ten photography exhibitions in London. From historical sweeps of beautiful images to daring and revealing shows of worldly wonders, London’s photography shows offer a full-exposure of art and thought. Read our full guide to photography in London for more photo news, features and reviews.
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Top photography exhibitions in London
Legendary Memphis photographer William Eggleston has created a whole genre of psychologically ambiguous Americana, much of it centred on apparently mundane bits of his home town. I expected that isolating his portraits from the rest of his work wouldn’t work. How would they fare, without all those existential landscapes and unanswered questions to problematise them?Read more
Once again you can expect to see remarkable feats of astrophotography at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition. It’s a chance to see magical views of both our own night sky and of galaxies far, far away. The winning spacey visions come from dozens of professional and amateur snappers in various categories including ‘Planets, Comets and Asteroids’, ‘Stars and Nebulae’, ‘Galaxies’ and ‘Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year’ for under-16s.Read more
Abandoned objects in the French refugee camps, a creative school for blind children in Ukraine, and a story of homelessness in London all feature in the opening exhibition from this year's two-month festival of photography. You can also check out a talk from Martin Parr on November 1, discover the changing face of photo books in Espacio Gallery, see a Colin O'Brien retrospective at Unit G and look back to the Battle of Cable Street at Watney Street Ideas Store.Read more