I’d like to highlight three shows I’m hoping to see in London in the next few weeks – two recent openings, and one I should have been to a long time ago.
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century
Royal Academy of Arts, 30 June – 2 October 2011, Link
Brassaï – Paris at night, baby! Capa – Magnum founding member, yessir! Kertész – oh, that fork, that fork. Munkácsi – those boys running in the surf, inspired HCB, no less. Moholy-Nagy – err…will have to do my homework there!
London Street Photography
Museum of London, Until 4 September 2011, Link
What’s not to like? London. Street photography. Free. Had heard bad things about how over-crowded this was just after opening – will have to make sure I miss the same the other end.
Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978 – 2010
Whitechapel Gallery, 6 July – 16 September 2011, Link
I hadn’t previously heard of Thomas Struth. The images look interesting enough, and the ideas behind the images sound promising, but the main reason this is on my to-see list is the gallery. I saw the Paul Graham show here recently (I’ve been meaning to post some thoughts…too late now?), and it was wonderfully well presented. Comparing the space to the Photographer’s Gallery before it closed, there really is no contest. I hope they continue with a programme heavy in photographic artists. Plus there is an in-store branch of the photo book temptation emporium, Koenig Books.