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Top photography exhibitions in London

Look at life through the lens and find the best new photography exhibitions around London

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Time Out London Art
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There's so much more to London art than just painting or sculpture. Instead, you can lose yourself in all kinds of new worlds by tracking down the best photography exhibitions in London.

From sweeping landscape scenes to powerful portraits captured by daring individuals, photography in London offers a full-exposure of thought-provoking, visually captivating art. Look away from the Instagram feed for just a minute and go explore.

RECOMMENDED: Check our complete guide to photography in London

Top photography exhibitions in London

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Strand

It can’t be pleasant being Richard Mosse. The Irish photographer has spent his career documenting the ravages of war and the pain of migration, and now he’s turned his high tech scientific imaging cameras on the devastation of the Amazon. Can’t be a lot of laughs in his life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Art
  • Soho

Chris Killip might not be as well known as Martin Parr or have the cult kudos of Tony Ray-Jones, but the work he produced in the 1970s and ’80s arguably stands above either of them. Killip was born on the Isle of Man and returned there after quitting commercial photography in the early 1970s to concentrate on the communities he grew up amongst.

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Aarati Akkapeddi trained an AI on a family photo album to explore whehter algorithms are able to 'grasp the cultural traces of a community'. The results are arranged in traditional south Indian geometric patterns, creating a hypnotic, beautiful, conceptual look at culture and AI. 

'A·kin: Aarati Akkapeddi' is at The Photographers' Gallery until Feb 19 2023. £8, £5 concs. More details here.

The prestigious Taylor Wessing photography portrait prize returns for another year. See the very best of contemporary photography from around the world at an exhibition that never fails to draw in the crowds, this time at Cromwell Place while usual venue the National Portrait Gallery is getting refurbed.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is at Cromwell Place until Dec 18. £9. More details here

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  • Museums
  • South Kensington

Now in its fifty-eighth year, the renowned and celebrated annual wildlife photography competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet captured by professional and amateur photographers. This year saw tens of thousands of entries from across the globe, with 100 selected including the winner, American photographer Karine Aignerwas’s remarkable image of a buzzing ball of cactus bees spinning over the hot sand on a Texas ranch. 

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