Untitled, from the series Anima, 2012 © Charlotte Dumas
Courtesy of the artist
EXHIBITION: Charlotte Dumas: Anima and The Widest Prairies, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 6 February – 6 April 2015
Photographer Charlotte Dumas presents two bodies of work: Anima, a poignant film chronicling the burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery as they lie to sleep, and Wildest Prairies, for which she followed wild horses as they traversed the Nevada landscape.
William Henry Fox Talbot, Veronica in Bloom, Courtesy James Hyman Photography, London
EXHIBITION: The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography, James Hyman Gallery, 16 Savile Row, 3 February – 6 March 2015
Beginning with William Henry Fox Talbot and the conception of the medium, this major exhibition takes a survey of early photography, following the scientific and artistic innovations that abounded during the invention of salted paper, albumen, and collodion printing processes.
© Gregory Collavini
EXHIBITION: Of People and Places, Oxford House Gallery, Derbyshire Street,? Bethnal Green, 5 February – 8 March 2015
This group exhibition includes ten international photographers, each presenting a body of work that examines the dynamic between mankind and the surrounding landscape. Spanning sites as diverse as rural Israel and the Italian suburbs, these artists explore not only the ways in which we have transformed the land but also the influence of the landscape itself on our sense of place and community.
EXHIBITION: The Hoolian Series, Paul Stolper, 31 Museum Street, 15 January – 7 February, 2015
Now in its final week, this exhibition brings together a collection of images by Julian Simmons chronicling the work of sculptor Sarah Lucas during their time in Mexico in 2012, when they created the book TITTIPUSSIDAD.
Untitled (Study for Parallel of Life and Art) 1952
DISPLAY: BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55, Tate Britain, Millbank, 24 November 2014 – 4 October 2015
This display reunites the works of photographer Nigel Henderson and sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi with sketches by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, the dynamic team that— together with structural engineer Ronald Jenkins— produced the 1953 exhibition Parallel of Life and Art. The historic exhibition served a prime example of the New Brutalist movement, a term coined by Reyner Banham, and this display brings the influence of the momentous collaboration into the 21st century.
EXHIBITION: The Violet Crab, David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews, 6 February — 2 May 2015
This exhibition pulls from cabaret history to build something entirely original. Under the direction of artist Than Hussein Clark, photographic and sculptural works by Helmut Newton, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Anj Smith, Roy Lichenstein, Charles Avery, and more appear under a single roof.
Charles Jourdan, 1979
© Guy Bourdin Estate. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery
EXHIBITION: Guy Bourdin – Walking Legs, Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, 6 February – 28 March 2015
Opening concurrently with Guy Bourdin: Image Maker at Somerset House, this exhibition will showcase the prolific photographer’s Walking Legs series, shot for an iconic campaign for Charles Jourdan shoes. Backgrounds for the high heel-clad mannequin legs were shot during a road trip from London to Brighton.
EXHIBITION: Jon Baker, Photofusion, 17A Electric Lane, 6 February – 20 March 2015
Photographer Jon Baker presents a series of large-scale still lifes that depict ambiguous sexual scenes, each of which is simultaneously alluring and grotesque. In probing at the cultural meanings of masculinity and femininity, he explores notions of gender in a way that is at once striking and enigmatic.
Airside © Richard Mosse
EXHIBITION: Staging Disorder, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, 26 January – 12 March 2015
Under the curation of Esther Teichmann and Christopher Stewart, this exhibition incorporates photography and sound to examine the relationship between simulation and the realities of war. Featured artists Sarah Pickering, Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Claudio Hils, An-My Lê, Richard Mosse, Christopher Stewart, and Geissler/Sann build false structures to mimic the chaos of global warfare.
EXHIBITION: James Bridle: Seamless Transitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 5 February – 15 April 2015
Photographer James Bridle takes us behind the scenes at national immigration and detention centers, laying bare the physical spaces in which deportations and judgements occur. In examining these rarely seen areas, he uncovers the ways in which the public is kept in ignorance of pressing issues relating to immigration and nationality.