The Rich At The Beach © Iris Della Roca
EXHIBITION: As The King Is Not Humble, May The Humble Be King! by Iris Della Roca, The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, 14 – 21 March 2015
The Little Black Gallery and World Wide Women present this exhibition of photographs by Iris Della Roca, who lived for a time in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, working with children as part of an NGO. Here, she collaborated with each child as a means of expressing their individual personalities, dreams, and aspirations outside of societal prejudice. She later visited the youth of Clichy-Sous-Bois, Paris, for a similar project.
EXHIBITION: Dogs of the First World War, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, 10 March – 26 June 2015
This extraordinary exhibition features vintage postcards and private photographs from the collection of Libby Hall, who has over the course of 40 years, curated a selection of images that memorialize and remember the dogs of World War I. These unsung heroes served in various armed forces as messengers, sentries, Red Cross members, and devoted companions.
For your eyes only/Experimental Relationship © Pixy Jijun Liao/Courtesy of FORMAT Festival
EVENT: The FORMAT International Photography Festival, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, 13th March – 12th April 2015
Just a two hour drive from London, this major photography festival draws over one hundred thousand annual visitors for a month of exhibitions, courses, portfolio reviews, and talks. Curated by Louise Clements, this year’s festival explores themes of “evidence” through a variety of genres—from conceptual to forensic photography—practiced by 200 international photographers.
EXHIBITION: Something for Everyone, Hamiltons Gallery, 13 Carlos Place, 19 February – 30 April 2015
This group exhibition features prints from renowned gallery photographers ranging from Helmut Newton to Irving Penn, Herb Ritts to Daido Moriyama and Erwin Olaf.
© Darek Fortas, Still Life IV (Pile of Frozen Sand), from ‘At Source’ series, 2013
EXHIBITION: Focal Point, Unit24 Gallery, 20 Great Guildford St, 12 March – 10 April 2015
This group exhibition takes Nobel Prize-winning scientist Thomas Schelling’s concept of a Schelling point as inspiration, exploring the ways in which an artist’s expectations of his or her audience influences the work he or she creates. Touching on wider themes as diverse as politics and mysticism, artists Kenji Hirasawa, Christopher Oliver, Joanna Sperryn-Jones, and Darek Fortas work across genres of photography, collage, and installation.
TALK: Charlotte Dumas, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 12 March, 18.30
In conjunction with her exhibition Anima and The Widest Prairies, photographer Charlotte Dumas joins Clare Grafik, the gallery’s Head of Exhibitions, for a discussion of her work and books, which have centered largely around animals ranging from race horses to the 9/11 rescue dogs.
EXHIBITION: The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year 2014, The Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery, Mayfair, 12 February – 27 March 2015
The winners of the largest dog photography competition in the world present a collection of photographs of our dearest furry friends spanning the categories of “Portrait,” “Dogs at Work,” “Dogs at Play,” “Puppies,” “Man’s Best Friend,” “I Love Dogs Because…” and the newest category “Assistance Dogs.”
EXHIBITION: Sunday in the Park with Ed, Display Gallery, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, 6 – 28 March 2015
Display Gallery presents the work of over eighty artists in a modern revisiting of Éduoard Manet’s radical painting Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe. Under the curatorial eyes of Pascal Rousson and Cedric Christie, each artist examines their own radical perspective. A series of guest talks and picnics will also be held within an ‘en plein air’ gallery installation.
© Marcus Doyle (UK), Red Chair, 2004-2005 North Shores, Salton Sea, California, Courtesy the artist and Syngenta Photography Award
EXHIBITION: The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity-Waste, Somerset House, East Wing Galleries, 11 March – 10 April 2015
The Syngenta Photography Award celebrates the work of artists whose work calls attention to the most pressing international issues of our time. This year’s exhibition revolves around notions of scarcity and waste, with a focus on obstacles as widespread as climate change and food waste. Forty-two photographers present a collection of ninety photographs, including those by finalists Mustafah Abdulaziz, Camille Michel, Stefano De Luigi, Rasel Chowdhury, Richard Allenby-Pratt, and Benedikt Partenheimer.
EVENT: Portfolio Reviews, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies St, 14 Mar, 10.30
Join leading industry professionals Marco Bohr, Steven Macleod, Karen Newman, Anna Dannemann, Rodrigo Orrantia, Eva Eicker, Karen McQuaid, and Clare Grafik for one-on-one feedback conferences.