Charles Jourdan, Spring 1979 © Guy Bourdin
EXHIBITION: Guy Bourdin: Image Maker, Somerset House Trust, South Building
November 27 – March 15
One of the industry’s most influential fashion photographers, Guy Bourdin’s upcoming exhibition will feature over 100 works and previously unseen material from his illustrious 40-year career. Bourdin’s imagery shows the product as secondary to the images that evoke the strange and mysterious. Curated by Alistair O’Neill with Shelly Verthime, the exhibition also features a selection of sketches and notebooks used to influence his work.
LECTURE: Susan Meiselas in conversation with Simon Baker, Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
November 27 6:30pm
Acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas will discuss her career as a documentary photographer with curator Simon Baker. Joining Magnum Photos in 1976, Meiselas is best known for her documentary work in Latin America, particularly Nicaragua. She has published several books and received numerous awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal and the Harvard Arts Medal.
LECTURE: Museum Madness, The London School of Economics and Political Science, New Theatre
November 24, 6:30pm
Arts Editor of the Economist, Flammetta Rocco will speak about the recent influx of new museums and their longevity. The lecture is free and open to the public.
EXHIBITION: INSIGHTS, theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road
November 28 – December 5
In celebration of its fifth anniversary, INSTITUTE will open its inaugural group exhibition of INSTITUTE artists. Curated by Anna-Maria Pfab and produced by Matt Shonfeld, this show is presented in conjunction with theprintsspace and features 39 prints by 20 renowned photographers.
AUCTION: The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel, Philips, 30 Berkeley Square
November 25, 7:15pm
Israeli sculptor Sigalit Landau will be the guest of honor at this year’s gala dinner and auction hosted by The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel. The event will be held at Phillips’ London headquarters and will feature a diverse array of pieces, including photographs by Jodie Carey, Laura Pannack, and Sharon Ya’ari.
Commander Skyring, Gang Gang Cockatoo © Leila Jeffreys
EXHIBITION: Leila Jeffreys: Wild Cockatoos, Purdy Hicks, 65 Hopton Street
November 21 – January 10
Leila Jeffreys’ first solo exhibition in London will feature her stunning portraits of native Australian birds. Her ornithological background plays a key role in the development of this series, which includes cockatoos, budgerigars, and finches. Working side-by-side with research scientists, Jeffreys has created a moving project that both examines and interprets these exotic subjects.
EXHIBITION: Strike a Pose: Portraits From a Hackney Photo Studio, Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane
October 1 – 17 January
The Hackney Museum is known for presenting exhibitions that explore issues relating to immigration. Their new exhibition shows the changing faces of Hackney as photographed by Gibson’s photography studio in Clapton. The show includes studio portraits, weddings, and other events from Asian, African, and Caribbean families in the 1970s.
Falling Tight I © Aikaterini Gegsian
EXHIBITION: Aikaterini Gegisian: Is This Why I Cannot Tell Lies?, Tintype Gallery, 107 Essex Road
November 19 – December 13
This exhibition takes a new look at the art of collage. Accompanied by a sound installation, Gegisian uses found material in conjunction with her own photographs to challenge the idea of photographic context.
SYMPOSIUM: Fathom, London Metropolitan University, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street
November 26, 10:30am – 4:30pm
This one-day symposium explores marketing and business plans for artists including exhibition and distribution strategies, and production-led residencies. Presenters include gallery directors, curators, and professors.
EXHIBITION: Celebrated, Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset Street
November 20 – January 24
This exhibition showcases some of the most important and iconic works in photographic history. From documentarians Robert Frank and Sabastio Salgado, to Elliott Erwitt’s humous take on every day life, to Niko Luoma’s geometric imagery.