What’s on Clubwise.
Our Annual Exhibition is now up and running and our images will be on show until Friday 26 May. Tomorrow is our Awards evening at the Central Library (4th floor – 7:15pm for 7:30pm). The Mayor of Bromley will be presenting the awards and Andy Smith, our Judge, will be commenting on his selected images. The evening will end with drinks and nibbles. Why not come along and bring your friends and family with you.
What’s on this weekend and soon
Landscape Photography Workshop – Saturday 20 May – 9:30am to 4:30pm
David Jenner will be leading this workshop to Pinetum in Goudhurst. The cost is £75 per person plus entrance fee of £12 if you are not a member of Bedgebury. The event will start at 9.30am with photography in the Pinetum and after a sandwich lunch, which will be provided, the afternoon will be spent looking at how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to process the images. Participants should have their own DSLR, or bridge camera and a tripod. More info at email@example.com
Museums at Night – May 2017 – 17 to 21 May – Some events and admissions are free, while others require advance booking or a paid-for ticket. Check the Museums at Night website for details.
Explore art, history and heritage after dark with Museums at Night events across more than 30 venues in London. Every year in May and October, major museums, heritage sites and historic properties, as well as smaller cultural venues open their doors for the biannual nationwide festival. Discover new exhibitions, take torchlit tours, enjoy live music in historic surroundings, and engage in a range of free and ticketed night-time activities.
BMW London Symphony Orchestra Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square – Sunday 21 May
Enjoy an evening of free music during BMW London Symphony Orchestra Open Air Classics, with Valery Gergiev conducting the LSO as they perform an all Rachmaninov programme of music in Trafalgar Square. Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO on the piano, playing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and more. Large screens and state-of-the-art sound technology allows everyone to experience the performance close-up.
The Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain, the PCCGB are organising a Photographic Collectors and Users Fair that will take place on Sunday 21 May at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2B, open 10am-4.00pm. They will have 100+ stalls selling second-hand user and collectable cameras, images, books, consumables etc. It is not a trade show for new equipment. Further details of the PCCGB and the event are available at www.pccgb.net
Lots of Photography Exhibitions
Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England at the Bank of England Museum on now and until 30 June – Free
Images from the Bank of England’s own photography collection, which spans the entire history of the medium, go on display alongside artworks and artefacts in this free exhibition. Explore the history of the bank – from its building to its staff and social activity since the Victorian era – through these rarely-seen photographs and objects, while tracing the history of photography itself.
Edmund Clark: War of Terror at the Imperial War Museum London on now and until 28 August – Free
Through photography, videos, graphic visualisations and documents, artist-photographer Edmund Clark reveals hidden stories of controversial methods taken by states to protect their citizens against terrorism. Focusing on the experiences of UK citizens and residents, the exhibition raises questions about human rights, security, secrecy and legality when individuals are suspected but not convicted of terrorist activities.
See inside the US military detention facilities of Guantanamo Bay, and its methods of control and interrogation. Read letters censored by the military that were sent to Omar Deghayes while at Guantanamo. Glimpse into the house of a man living in the UK under a Home Office control order. And explore the processes used to detain and transfer people suspected of terrorism without legal procedures.
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal Observatory Greenwich on now and until 28 June – Free
Witness the night sky as you have never seen it before. This annual competition, which is now in its eighth year, sees talented photographers submit breath-taking shots of the skies, planets, space and stars in an effort to win the prestigious award. The goal of the enterprise is simple – to capture the most spectacular and beautiful visions of the cosmos possible. See the 2016 winning entries alongside notable runners-up across the competition’s nine main categories including aurorae, skyscapes, people and space, our sun, our moon, galaxies, stars and nebulae, plus planets, comets and asteroids.
Photo London at Somerset House from 18 to 21 May – see website for prices.
Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as 87 galleries from 17 different countries come together for this exhibition. Leading institutions and emerging galleries from Paris, New York, Berlin and Hong Kong are joined by London’s own in exhibiting work from some of today’s most exciting photography talents, including Taryn Simon, Isaac Julien, Mat Collishaw, William Klein and Juergen Teller.
Explore the fair’s world-class exhibitors and public exhibitions, presenting gems from the past and future directions of photography.
Natural History Museum‘s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on now and until 28 September – see website for prices
Witness an array of stunning images of the natural world at this exhibition. Challenge the way you think about the natural world with the exhibition’s beautiful landscape shots and atmospheric portraits of curious animals and natural phenomena. Now in its 52nd year, the ever-popular exhibition showcases some of the best photographic work to be found around the world. The 100 pictures on display, shortlisted from almost 50,000 competing entries, embody all the best elements of photojournalism, with beautiful framing, lighting and compositions.
Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 at the Tate Modern on now and until 11 June – see website for prices
Explore the challenging social and political contexts behind the latest exhibition by the German fine-art photographer. From striking portraits to abstract images, Tillmans’ experiments with the creative possibilities opened up by digital photography in his first ever Tate Modern exhibition. Experience sculptural and immersive artworks alongside Tillmans’ photographs, including video projections, sound installations and accompanying curatorial projects.
ABC Photography at The V&A Museum Of Childhood on now and until 4 June – Free
A selection of critically acclaimed photographers explore new notions of the age-old teaching tool for children, the alphabet book featuring works by Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alec Soth, Peter Lindbergh and Sebastiao Salgado.
Alchemy: My Granddad’s Car at Southbank Centre – 19 to 29 May – Free
A collaborative project between the two artists exploring individual and shared heritages through their relationship as friends and artists, where the two vehicles become a tribute to both our ancestry and the melting pot of British society, where they were raised and live.
KCPA Print and PDI 2017 Exhibition – 22 to 28 May
The exhibition has now moved to The Crypt Gallery, Seaford, Sussex.
Congratulations to Czech Conroy, Steve Jones and Paul Lehane who all had images selected.
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