Jean-Baptiste Frenet, Madame Frénet et fillettes c.1855 © Wilson Centre for Photography
EXHIBITION: Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860, Tate Britain, Millbank, 25 February – 7 June 2015
Dedicated entirely to salted paper prints, an earlier photographic process developed by William Henry Fox Talbot, this exhibition is executed in collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography. Here, a wide range of rare salted paper prints, notable for both their aesthetic value and textural delicacy, are on view, many for the first time.
EXHIBITION: We Could Be Heroes, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 6 February – 12 April 2015
Spanning a century of subcultures, dissent, and youthful rebellion, this exhibition takes a look at coming of age stories through the eyes of mastery photographers Weegee, Anders Peterson, Bruce Davidson, Karen Knorr & Olivier Richon, Chris Steele Perkins, Roger Mayne, Ed Van Der Elsken, Bert Hardy, Jaques Henri Lartigue, Tom Wood, and Al Vanderberg.
Bud and Friends © Duncan Unsworth
EXHIBITION: From the Thames by Duncan Unsworth, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, 25 February – 8 March 2015
Artist Duncan Unsworth presents a series of evocative images made through a process of running water and objects found along the Thames beaches through a flatbed scanner. Here, he draws upon the rich history and storied past of the river.
EXHIBITION: Edmund Clark: The Mountains of Majeed, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, 27 February – 4 April 2015
Photographer Edmund Clark marks the closure of Operation Enduring Freedom by examining the ways in which Western societies view the landscapes of Afghanistan. By presenting photographs shot at sequestered military bases alongside those of idyllic murals painted in base interiors by an artist named Majeed, he questions our perceptions of the Hindu Kush mountains, their history and their elusive meanings.
Randomized Unfold IV, 2014 © Niko Luoma
EXHIBITION: Niko Luoma | Temporal Matter, Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset Street, 4 February – 21 March 2014
Photographer Niko Luoma showcases images from four bodies of work, each of which examines the scientific process of photography in unexpected ways. By exposing his negatives many times to light, he unveils the hidden processes that underlie analogue photography while producing complex abstract visions that expand the possibilities of the medium.
EXHIBITION: Analia Saban: Interiors, Sprüth Magers London, 7A Grafton Street, 27 February – 28 March 2015
Artist Analia Saban subverts our expectations of various media—including painting, photography, and sculpture— in this playful exhibition investigating the boundaries between genres of artwork. Her photographs, in particular, are created by unconventional and media-defying processes, such as removing and repurposing emulsion.
Scissors at Andy’s Studio © Roe Ethridge, Courtesy of greengrassi, London
EXHIBITION: Roe Ethridge: Double Bill (with Andy Harman and special guest Louise Parker), Greengrassi gallery, 1a Kempsford Road, 15 January – 28 February 2015
Photographer Roe Ethridge presents a series of still lifes inspired by prop stylist, collaborator and friend Andy Harmon. Model Louise Parker also pops up amongst the images, which together serve as a testament to the bond between photographer and stylist.
EXHIBITION: Forensics: The anatomy of crime, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, 26 February – 21 June 2015
This survey of the history and science of forensic medicine spans time and space, narrating crime stories through evidentiary objects, preserved specimens, and archived footage and photographs. Lifting the veil of mystery and allure that so often surrounds the crime scene, Forensics takes a look at the profoundly human elements of crime that are so often buried in sensational coverage.
Untitled, 2014 © Joanna Piotrowska, Image courtesy the artist and Southard Reid.
EXHIBITION: Joanna Piotrowska: Hester, Southard Reid, 7 Royalty Mews, 5 – 28 February 2015
Photographer Joanna Piotrowska presents a body of work designed to interact with its surrounding gallery space in thrilling and at times uncomfortable ways. Here, she uses the implication of enclosed space to touch on psychological dramas and themes of domesticity and anxiety. The artist narrates the scene with a voice recording, in which she repeats a meditation practice.
TOUR: Curator’s Tour and Private View: Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, Bankside, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, 23 February 2015, 18:30 – 20:30
As part of the exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern’s Assistant Curator Shoair Mavlian offers a 60-minute tour of the show. After the tour, attendees may visit the exhibition for themselves.