The Photographers' Gallery, London

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The Photographers' Gallery was founded in London in 1971, and was the first independent gallery in Britain that was devoted entirely to photography. It also hosts a café and bookshop.Exhibitions in the gallery have included one-person exhibitions of work by André Kertész, Danny Treacy, Taryn Simon, Ori Gersht, Cuny Janssen, Indrė Šerpytytė and David King. The Gallery hosts the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.HistoryThe Photographers' Gallery was the first public gallery in London to exhibit key names in international photography, such as Juergen Teller (fashion), Robert Capa (photojournalism), Sebastiao Salgado (documentary), and Andreas Gursky (contemporary art). Originally based in a converted Lyons tea bar on Great Newport Street near Leicester Square, The Photographers' Gallery moved to a former textile warehouse on Ramillies Street in Soho, in December 2008.Until 2008 there were plans to construct an all-new building. Instead, Irish architects O'Donnell and Tuomey designed an extension to the existing brick and steel warehouse. After closing for redevelopment in autumn 2010, the new building opened in 2012 at a cost of £9.2m. £3.6m of the cost came from Arts Council England, £2.4m from the sale of its previous building and £2.5m from foundations, trusts, corporate sponsors and an auction.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Spread over most of the gallery - large "story" photos by Gregory Crewdson. Wonderful works, well displayed. Also the cafe is good value and a welcome retreat just off Oxford Street.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    The gallery has been extensively refurbished and is a very pleasant place to visit. As most of the display space is occupied by temporary exhibitions it is worth visiting once or twice a year. It is e...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Hidden away down a narrow street from the hubbub of Oxford Street, this is one of London's hidden treasures for anyone interested in photography. Exhibitions are arranged over three floors of exhibiti...  more »
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  • It's free before 12 and I got there at 11.50 so perfect. Also great photos. Worth walking from their old address to the new one, they moved in 2008, I guess I'm just not with it anymore.
  • If you like photographs of forlorn people, and a focus on the grimy grim aspect of humanity, this is for you. If you like landscape photography this ain't for you. The best photograph in the building was confined to a footnote in a stairwell.
  • A great little gallery, somewhat hidden away in Soho, but with some fantastic and well-laid out exhibitions and projects. I've only been here once and I'm sure the exhibitions change regularly, but it was a great place to while away a couple of hours and think and reflect upon some creative and challenging pieces. I'm sure I'll be back.
  • nice cafe, often quiet. good exhibitions at reasonable entry price. great loos!
  • I went to the PHE inauguration and it was a really great experience where a met great people of photography ! They have great exposition and a impeccable crew

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