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Photo London 11–14 May 2023, Somerset House – 20% Off Today

Photo London 11–14 May 2023, Somerset House Preview 10 May 2023 – 20% Off Today

Who’s joining me? The eighth edition of Photo London will deliver its widest-ever global reach, this year’s Fair will offer visitors the opportunity to marvel at, explore and acquire some of the finest photographic works. With its vibrant Public Programme, the Fair’s hotly anticipated free major exhibitions include a display by 2023 Master of Photography recipient Martin Parr.

To receive 20% off the ticket price, click this link. The offer ends 11 am (GMT) on 17 February, 2023. 

Commenting on their plans for the 2023 edition, Photo London Founders Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad say: “Looking at the amazing global response to Photo London, and on the back of the announcement of our partnership with Creo to establish a new Fair in New York, we thought this was the right moment to turn the spotlight on Britain. And where better to start than with Martin Parr — the godfather of British photography. Martin is not only a towering figure in the UK photography scene but the British in all their eccentric glory have been his great theme for over half a century.

Shot in the brand of heightened colour that Parr has made his own, his photographs are not only individually brilliant but cumulatively amount to nothing less than a dazzling hymn to the brilliant, slightly bonkers nation that we call home and to the people with whom we live, work and play. More than that though, without Martin Parr’s exemplary practice, today’s British photography scene would be much impoverished — and certainly a great deal less fun. So, it is with considerable delight that we will award Martin Parr this year’s Master of Photography. We very much look forward to the exhibition of his recent work for Photo London.”

Martin Parr

Martin Parr is the eighth recipient of the award, which is presented every year to a living artist who has made an exceptional contribution to photography. He comments: “It’s a great honour to be named Master of Photography at Photo London. I relish the opportunity to show a totally new exhibition of work of images taken in the UK, a project that I have been working on for the last 50 years!”

The spotlight on British photography continues with a survey of outstanding works by British women photographers: ‘From Welfare to Wellbeing.

Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection. Curated by the Centre for British Photography, which opens its doors in the new year, the exhibition provides an overview of British photography by exploring two strands: a humanistic documentary tradition and a more personal, performative, practice.

It will include work by Heather Agyepong, Shirley Baker, Dorothy Bohm, Sonia Boyce, Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Alexis Hunter, Marketa Luskacova, Rosy Martin, Laura Pannack, Polly Penrose, Grace Robertson, Jo Spence, Paloma Tendero, and Edith Tudor-Hart. James Hyman, Founding Director, the Centre for British Photography comments: “For many years the Hyman Collection has been committed to supporting women working in photography, so we were pleased to be asked by Photo London to curate an exhibition that focuses on this important aspect of the collection.”

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