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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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  • I've been a few times and there's always a few exhibition that's interesting, this time about snow. Nice to have a look in the bookshop too 
  • Some it inspires photo? Then don't go. Wonder what about with a camera be achieved. And if they get to see enough. Go to the bookshop and get supply.
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  • The gallery has been presented over a number of floors. Although the staircase is narrow, there is a lift to all floors. In January, the exhibits focused on Feminism. Many of the collections featured ...  more »
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  • Good coffee. Not much of an atmosphere but decent place to meet for a coffee.
  • Always good for a visit. If not even for the exhibits then the cafe is always a nice place to sit down and grab a good tea.
  • Always interesting and thought provoking. Entry usually free or costs little. Very close to tubes.
  • Always worth a visit if you're nearby. Normally nice and peaceful with high standard of work on display.
  • Always something of interest here, I really ought to use my membership more. Great entry prices to see some truly magnificent work, and the bookshop is fairly extensive.