A brand name brand-new, three-storey photography gallery is because of open in Jermyn Street in central London this month, and think what? It’s totally free. Founded by popular art dealer James Hyman, the Centre for British Photography will include work from 1900 through to today day, with a concentrate on artists living and operating in this country. There will be outside managers, collaborations with regional museums and community events, all with photography at their heart.
The gallery is opening in late January with two primary exhibits. The first, ‘Headstrong: Females and Empowerment’, is a collaboration with Fast Forward, an organisation that promotes photography by women and non-binary individuals. The other exhibit is ‘The English in the house’, an exploration of us lot in our private spaces, all drawn from the Hyman Collection. Together with those 2 shows will be smaller screens of work by photographers and artists like Heather Agyepong and the dazzling Jo Spence.
Exhibitions will alter throughout the year, and a programme of talks and occasions is due to be announced too. Alongside The Photographers’ Gallery, the V&A Photography Centre and the large quantity of photography-specific galleries, London has ended up being a photography enthusiast’s paradise lately.
The Centre for British Photography, Jermyn Street. Opens Jan 26. Free. More information here.
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