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Top photography exhibitions in London

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

Best London photos: Wolfgang Tillmans: 'Lars in Tube', 1993. © Wolfgang Tillmans, © Maureen Paley
© Maureen Paley
By Time Out London Art |
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There's so much more to London art than just painting or sculpture – 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.

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Top photography exhibitions in London

Cecil Beaton 'Anna May Wong', (c.1929) © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's
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Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

National Portrait Gallery, Charing Cross Road
3 out of 5 stars

If the name Cecil Beaton means anything to you, it might well be from a Claire Foy-era episode of ‘The Crown’. ‘Dear Cecil’, as they lovingly refer to him, is a favourite for his frou-frou portraits of the young monarch, his sugar plum conservatism contrasting with the sexy modernity of Lord Snowdon, husband to Princess Margaret and a very different type of society portraitist. This exhibition, however, presents a different side to the photographer and costume designer. 

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