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Vinyl: Miles Davis, Tutu, Warner Bros. Records - 1-25490, United States, 1986. Photography: Irving Penn ; Design: Eiko Ishioka
Vinyl: Miles Davis, Tutu, Warner Bros. Records - 1-25490, United States, 1986. Photography: Irving Penn ; Design: Eiko Ishioka

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

The master of overwhelming, dwarfing, discombobulating giant photography returns. Gursky specialises in big, wide photos that evoke a sense of awe in the viewer, whether they're looking at a filed or a crowd of football fans. This new show features images of snowy parks, fashion shows and cruiseships. 

Andreas Gurksy at White Cube Bermondsey, Apr 29 to Jun 26. Free. More details here.

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Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection
Known and Strange Things Pass, pigment print, by Andy Sewell, 2020. Purchase funded by Cecil Beaton Fund. © Andy Sewell

Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection

The V&A's showing off 50 of its most recent contemporary photography acquisitions, including works by Paul Graham, Susan Meiselas, Andy Sewell, Tereza Zelenková, Dafna Talmor, and Zanele Muholi.

Free. V&A. Nov 6-Nov 6 2022. More details here.

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
Assembling a Former for a Stator, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield for English Electric, 1960, printed 2007, Stafford, England. Museum no. E.3731-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime

Intensely dramatic photographs of industry in Britain and elsewhere, all dramatic lighting and giant machines, by this pioneering late photographer (the father of documentarian Nick Broomfield, who has loaned most of the works for this show).

V&A. Until Nov 6 2022. More details here

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For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover
Vinyl: Miles Davis, Tutu, Warner Bros. Records - 1-25490, United States, 1986. Photography: Irving Penn ; Design: Eiko Ishioka

For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover

Anyone who has spent hours staring at record covers while listening to music knows how important good album art can be. This show is a celebration of that, looking at how some of the biggest artists of the twentieth century - Andy Warhol, David Bailey, Juergen Teller, Cindy Sherman - influenced the way we look at records. 

The Photoraphers' Gallery. Details here

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