Photo London

Photo London announces new autumnal dates for 2021

Photo London

Photo London 2021 has been rescheduled from May to 9–12 September 2021, with a preview day on 8 September. The fair will be held at Somerset House as programmed.

Since the start of the year, the Founders of Photo London have engaged in detailed discussions with expert advisers from various fields, including science and government, regarding the timing of the Fair. Their unanimous view is that we would be best advised to wait a little longer for the global vaccination programmes to take effect, allowing for the easing of lockdowns and travel restrictions and for as strong an economic rebound as possible.

We had hoped that the success of Photo London Digital in October would have been an effective bridge to the next physical edition of the Fair in May. However, to do that in a way that is safe and effective for our staff, exhibitors and our various audiences would have required a clear run of several months leading up to the Fair. The new early September dates give us the best chance to deliver the strongest possible edition of Photo London in a safe environment. The second edition of Photo London Digital will run alongside the Fair providing an opportunity for exhibitors unable to come to London to gain exposure to Photo London’s outstanding network of collectors.

Since the UK locked down in March last year, Photo London has responded to the global crisis by developing online platforms to connect, learn and talk about photography. In the months leading up to the fair in September, we will continue to do so by presenting a year-round programme of events and new initiatives involving experts from across the industry. More details will be announced soon.

Photo London would like to thank all the supporters and friends for the vital and extraordinary on-going support that they have shown in these difficult times.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]