The top five London photography exhibitions currently running

Take some time out from behind the lens and immerse yourself in some incredible talent with our top five London photography exhibitions that you won’t want to miss.

Photo by Joseph Wright

Photo by Joseph Wright

Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year

Founded in 2006 by the brilliant landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year award returns to the Mezzanine in Waterloo for another year.

Exhibiting around 100 of the very best entries, this must-see exhibition celebrates not only our British landscape, but the work of many talented photographers of all ages.

Admission is free and the exhibition will remain open until 7th February 2016.

Photo by David Stewart

Photo by David Stewart

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

Showcasing the contemporary photographic portrait at its very best, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize can be viewed at the National Portrait Gallery, London until 21st February 2016.

Celebrating photographic talent from around the world and revealing a number of images on display for the very first time, the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize explores both traditional and contemporary practices.

Featuring a number of portraits of famous faces, from actor Benedict Cumberbatch to Barack Obama, the selected images capture a range of characters, moods and locations.

Photo by Don Gutoski

Photo by Don Gutoski

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Experience the photographer’s passion for the natural world when you visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcase at the Natural History Museum, until 10th April 2016.

From dramatic landscapes to intimate portraits, enjoy more than 100 of the best nature photographs of 2015. And with even more categories this year, explore the innovative technologies and creative visions behind each photograph.

Saul-Leiter

Photo by Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter: Retrospective

His first major show in a public gallery in the United Kingdom, Retrospective features more than 100 photographs by the great American talent Saul Leiter.

Retrospective includes a mixture of early black and white and colour prints, alongside sketchbooks and ephemera. Capturing street-life, portraiture, fashion and architecture, Leiter’s work is characterised by his blurring of movement, lack of clear detail and reduction in depth of field.

Visit the Photographer’s Gallery, Soho until 3rd April 2016.

Photo by Lee Miller

Photo by Lee Miller

Lee Miller: A Woman’s War

Exploring the work of one of the most important war photographers of the 21st century, Lee Miller: A Woman’s War documents Lee Miller’s evolving vision of women’s lives before, during and after the second world war.

Visit the Imperial War Museum, Kennington before 24th April 2016 to discover a selection of Miller’s photographs. From intimate holiday snaps hung alongside a Picasso portrait and fashion imagery depicting Miller’s youth, to the harsh realities of the war, the show is both a biography of Miller’s life and a stunning, yet honest, observation of the damage created by the war.