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
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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

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Shadows of War: Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea 1855

icon-location-pin The Queen's Gallery, St James's Park
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In 1855, Roger Fenton arrived in the Crimea on a commission from publisher Thomas Agnew & Sons to photograph scenes and figures from the ongoing Crimean War. After he returned to London, the images were exhibited at four venues in the capital and… that was it. There hasn’t been a London show of Fenton’s creations since 1856.

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Roman Vishniac: Rediscovered

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Many visitors to ‘Roman Vishniac: Rediscovered’ will likely be discovering him full stop, nevermind the ‘re-’ part. But if they are familiar with the Russian-born photographer, it will be for his series of images capturing the plight of impoverished Jews living in Eastern Europe pre-WWII. 

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