I Command You Get Out © Dominic Hawgood
EXHIBITION: Dominic Hawgood: Under The Influence, TJ Boulting, 59 Riding House Street, 19 February – 21 March 2015
Award-winning photographer Dominic Hawgood presents a series of images that examine the intersections of consumerism and religion, specifically within the evangelical churches of London. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, documentary and make-believe, he challenges modes of representation and the veracity of the photograph.
EVENT: Offspring Photo Meet, Maker Wharf, 21-22 March 2015
Organized by Offspring founder Mimi Mollica, this event brings together leading photographers and industry professionals for a weekend of lectures, discussions, presentations, and one-on-one portfolio reviews aimed at emerging photographers. Portfolio reviewers include photographers Laura Pannack, Lydia Goldblatt, Helene Binet, Giacomo Brunelli, and editors Emma Bowkett, Monica Allende, Tony Bell, Kate Edwards, and many more.
EXHIBITION: Free the Night, Westminster Underground Station, Bridge Street, 12 March – 12 April 2015
In celebration of upcoming September launch of the 24-hour weekend underground, Transport for London teams up with Annin Arts Gallery to present this exhibition of large-scale photographs by iconic artists like Juergen Teller, Corinne Day, Rankin, Sam Taylor Johnson, Nick Knight, and Sir Cecil Beaton.
Untitled, 2015 © John Stezaker
EXHIBITION: John Stezaker: The Projectionist, The Approach, 1st Floor, 47 Approach Road, Bethnal Green 12 March – 19 April 2015
Artist John Stezaker unveils a new series of monochromatic silkscreens. Harkening back to British film noir of the mid-20th century, he experiments with light and shadow in the projected image.
DISPLAY: Archive Display, The Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, 11 March – 27 March
In celebration of its 170th anniversary, The Heatherley School of Fine Art publicly showcases its archival collection of photographs—which begin as early as the late 1800s— for the first time. The Heatherley School of Fine Art is among the country’s oldest independent art schools and the first to accept female artists.
EXHIBITION: Spirit of Nowruz, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, 5 March – 15 May 2015
In celebration of the Persian New Year, which will take place this year on the 21st of March, The British Council presents a collection of photographs of the festivities by artists from Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. This exhibition is curated by Haleh Anvari as a part of The British Council’s UK-Iran Season of Culture.
Sophia a II © Samantha Roddick. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery
EXHIBITION: Samantha Roddick: Hidden Within, Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, 20 March – 1 May 2015
Samantha Roddick, founder of luxury erotic boutique Coco de Mer, examines the objectification of the female body by recreating the fetishistic polaroids of Italian architect Carlo Mollino and placing them in identical grids. Here, she confronts themes of identity, submission, and sexual shame.
TALK: In Conversation: Marcelo Brodsky, With Mark Sealy, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 17 March 2015
In conjunction with the current Human Rights Human Wrongs exhibition, award-winning artist and activist Marcelo Brodsky joins curator Mark Sealy in a discussion about his organization Visual Action and the power of images in addressing human rights violations. Founded in 2014, Visual Action is devoted to integrating visual culture and education with international human rights campaigns.
EXHIBITION: Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process, Tate Britain, Millbank, 10 March – 17 May 2015
Tate Britain presents this rare and candid glimpse at the life and work of legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen, as seen through photographer Nick Waplington’s behind-the-scenes documentation of the designer’s 2009 collection Horn of Plenty, which would become his last Fall/Winter collection.
Insect wings, c.1840. William Henry Fox Talbot © National Media Museum
EXHIBITION: Revelations: Experiments in Photography, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington
Tracing the significant and enduring influence of early scientific experiments in photography on modern art practices, this major exhibition takes as a point of departure the work of early practitioners like William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge and runs through the work of contemporary masters like Hiroshi Sugimoto and Harold Edgerton.