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The Photographers' Gallery, London

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3.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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 was lucky enough to see in this gallery an interesting exhibition of feminist art curated by Gabriele Shorr. Advice to anyone who is in London at this time not to miss this show.
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  • I wanted to visit Terence Donovan Exhibition, a photographer I've much admired, an Icon of the sixties with a boy of work to be envied. The gallery is smart and modern with all the usual facilities yo...  read more »
  • I went to see the Terence Donovan exhibition at the Photographers Gallery and can only say it was brilliant with the displays stretching over two floors. The gallery is well worth visiting. They also ...  read more »
  • Book shop has friendly staff and signed editions of great photography books. Large and wide range collection. They do gift cards if you ask them.
  • I have to give this five stars. This is my temple for inspiration! The exhibits are fantastic and very thought out. The book shop is the best i have every seen.the cafe is good the food is yummy but a bit pricey. This is the best gallery which is dedicated tho photography!
  • Great little gallery behind Oxford Street. They have done great exhibitions on and they're gift store has some really good books.
  • Accessible galleries, friendly and helpful staff. Intriguing events and sophisticated exhibitions.Tasty salads and cakes in the cafe. Not much space to move around in the basement shop.
  • Top notch place if you are in to photography. Cafe is good. I am lucky great place local to my work so can visit regularly. Highly recommended
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