Hello Photoion students and photography fans. Today we’re taking a look at the top 5 photography exhibitions in London. This collection of currently running exhibitions is great if you’re looking to get some inspiration from some incredible photographers.
1) Teller on Mapplethorpe
This exhibition, running in the Alison Jacques gallery until January, marks what would be the 70th birthday of Robert Mapplethorpe, best known for his iconic black and white nude photographs. This collection contains a variety of his lesser known pieces across a variety of styles and is a great choice for any photographer who wants to learn more about the power and importance of contrast – both in light and subject matter.
2) Wildlife Photographer of the Year
If animals are your favourite subjects, then you cannot miss the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition by the Natural History Museum. Running until September 2017, this collection showcases the best of Wildlife Photography from the past year. It contains over 100 amazing images from all across the world that highlight how wonderfully diverse the animal kingdom is. A must for photographers and fans alike!
3) The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
This exhibition, running until February 26 2017, showcases some of the best portrait photography from 2016. If portrait or street photography are your interests, this is an absolute must-see collection. Bringing together artists and subjects from around the world, every style of portrait photography is shown here and the collection is brimming with inspirational images. The exhibition takes place at the National Portrait Gallery.
4) Astronomy Photographer of the Year
If your interests are more other-worldly, then the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibit in the Royal Observatory is perfect for you. Running until December 23 2016, this collection showcases the best images of the cosmos taken in 2016. Lose yourself in the wonder of the universe with this gallery of images.
5) Landscape Photographer of the Year
Bringing us back to earth we have the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition showcasing the best in landscape photography from 2016. From sweeping vistas to intimate settings, this collection is sure to have something to inspire you, no matter what your preferred landscape style is! The exhibitions is on display until 5th February 2017 at London Waterloo.
If you want to learn how to take great pictures from our team of professionals, discover our wide range of photography courses in London.