Exhibitions in London

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David Levene: Eyewitness

  • Free

The 'Guardian's' Eyewitness photographic feature has appeared across the newspaper's central spread since 2005. Photographer David Levene, who has had more than 120 images featured in the daily slot, has chosen ten of his favourites to be displayed in Foyles' new gallery space. There is a free discussion on Wednesday September 24, 7pm-8pm.

  1. Foyles Charing Cross Road Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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Horst: Photographer of Style

A retrospective exhibtion of Horst P Horst's prolific 60-year career. The German-American photographer did shoots for couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in the ’30s, as well as experimenting with early colour techniques. His most renowned images will be on display alongside rarities and unpublished pictures, plus there will be a recreation of Horst's 1940s studio. Archive film footage, sketchbooks and letters will also give an

  1. V&A Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
  2. Until Sun Jan 4
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Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy

  • Free

Focusing on east London’s Ridley Road Market, the Italian artist and local resident manages to distil the area’s individuality and dynamism in these captivating photographs. Spurred on by the transforming power of gentrification, Vitturi captures the ‘face’ of a disappearing locale. Read our interview

  1. Photographers' Gallery Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW
  2. Until Sun Oct 19
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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

  • Rated as: 4/5

Many stars claim that had they not been actors, they’d have been hooligans; by all accounts Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) managed to be both. In 1955 aged 19, he appeared in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. In 1961, wife-to-be Brooke Hayward gave him a camera and for the next few years he interspersed his acting roles and drug-related insanity with thousands of black-and-white photographs.

  1. Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
  2. Until Sun Oct 19
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Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

Beginning with a period when photographs were precious souvenirs, this survey explores the importance of a medium we now regard as commonplace. Through exquisite examples, an illuminating image of Russia is presented. The show starts with hand-painted, uncannily intimate portraits from 1860.

  1. Photographers' Gallery 16-18 Ramillies St, W1F 7LW
  2. Until Sun Oct 19
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Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

  • Rated as: 4/5

The Science Museum’s Media Space, which launched last year, showcases work held in the National Photography Collection and aims to explore the connections between photography, science, art and technology. Barcelona-born Joan Fontcuberta’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ plays on the viewer’s trust in the authenticity of photography by presenting mischievously misleading evidence of extraordinary creatures, people and places. The conceptual

  1. Science Museum Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
  2. Until Sun Nov 9
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Nina B
Nina B

Many of your exhibitions are closed. Your website is clearly not regularly updated.