Photo London is a major international photography event that takes place at Somerset House, in the heart of London. Our second edition will open its doors from 19-22 May 2016.
Photo London is a unique festival of photography. It combines a major international photography fair of the world’s leading photography galleries together with an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation. The public programme aims to open up new audiences for photography, showcase emerging talent and promote the concept of photography as an asset class.
Photo London showcases the broad range of photographic practice – from vintage to contemporary. Photo London is produced by Candlestar, an internationally renowned cultural consultancy with an outstanding reputation within the field of photography and the arts. Candlestar produces the Prix Pictet on behalf of the Pictet Group.
‘At a time when so many of us are using our smartphones to capture images of the people and sights around us, we shouldn’t forget photography’s significance as a long-lasting art form. There is an incredibly rich variety of photography, both historical and contemporary and it would be wonderful to see a new international photo festival in London. It would add to the other art and design festivals that draw visitors from across the UK and around the world.’
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
A high level Advisory Board advise on the development of Photo London. They play a key role in the development of the various networks on which Photo London depends. The Advisory Board are committed to establishing Photo London as a major event in international art world calendar.