Photo London 2023: The Photo Therapy Experience


Photo London returns to Somerset House for the 8th year, presenting 125 exhibitors from 56 cities from across the globe. Led by the Master of Photography exhibition ‘Martin Parr. Recent Works’, this year’s Fair also includes the group shows ‘Writing her own Script. Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection’ and ‘Fotografía Maroma’, Awards for young practitioners, a pavilion project and the Talks programme curated by Aperture.



这次是Photo London第8年在萨默塞特宫展示,有来自全球 56 个城市的 125 家参展商。由摄影大师展览“Martin Parr”领衔。 Recent Works”,今年的博览会还包括群展“Writing her own Script”,Hyman Collection 的女摄影师”和“Fotografía Maroma”、青年从业者奖、展馆项目和由 Aperture 策划的讲座计划。



Co-Founders of the Fair, Michael Benson & Fariba Farshad, comment on Photo London 2023:

“When we started Candlestar we could not have imagined that exactly twenty years later we would be announcing the eighth edition of Photo London or indeed that the Fair would have become a key component of the international artworld calendar. Yet it has, and our eighth is our strongest edition yet with a dazzling array of photography in all its forms. As ever there’s a multiplicity of themes — from a celebration of British photography (for obvious reasons) to a focus on photography from Iran and Mexico; from the work of the early pioneers and masters of the form, to images made by a brash new wave of artists who are embracing the possibilities of new technology with the same experimental zeal that characterised the work of those early pioneers.

博览会联合创始人 Michael Benson 和 Fariba Farshad 评论 Photo London 2023说:

“当我们创办 Candlestar 时,我们无法想象二十年后我们会宣布第八届伦敦摄影展。事实上,博览会已经成为国际艺术界日历的重要组成部分。今年第八次展会是迄今为止最棒的,包含各种形式的令人眼花缭乱的摄影作品。一如既往,主题多种多样——从庆祝英国摄影(出于显而易见的原因)到关注伊朗和墨西哥的摄影;从形式的早期先驱和大师的作品,到新一波艺术家创作的图像,这些艺术家正以与早期先驱的作品相同的实验热情拥抱新技术的可能性。



“And more than that, we are thrilled to be working with a strong group of partners who are themselves deeply committed to the creative process. Our new principal partner the Royal Bank of Canada has, for example, both a rich tradition for collecting and for nurturing creative talent. Our presenting partner Belmond has — through ‘Fotografía Maroma’ and their recently announced ‘Legends’ programme — already established an impressive pedigree for supporting outstanding photography. Adding to the long term support of the FT and the awards for emerging talent developed with Nikon and Hahnemühle respectively, and with the brilliant Kamiar Maleki stepping into the role of Director of Photo London, it is clear that we have assembled all of the elements required to take the Fair to the next level and to become the undisputed leader in its field.”

“不仅如此,我们很高兴能与一群强大的合作伙伴合作,他们本身也深深致力于创作过程。例如,我们新的主要合作伙伴加拿大皇家银行在收藏和培养创意人才方面拥有丰富的传统。我们的合作伙伴 Belmond 通过“Fotografía Maroma”和他们最近宣布的“传奇”计划,已经建立了支持杰出摄影的令人印象深刻的血统。加上英国《金融时报》的长期支持和分别与尼康和哈内姆勒合作培养的新兴人才的奖项,以及才华横溢的卡米尔·马勒基接任 Photo London 总监一职,很明显,我们已经集齐了所需的所有要素将展会提升到一个新的水平,成为该领域无可争议的领导者。”



This year’s Master of Photography is the legendary British photographer Martin Parr, who presents an exhibition of new images taken in the UK, continuing a project that he has been working on for the past half century. ‘Martin Parr. Recent Works’ includes images that have not been shown before alongside the installation “Beach Therapy” and a dozen photo deckchairs.

今年的摄影硕士是传奇的英国摄影师马丁帕尔,他展示了在英国拍摄的新图像展览,继续他过去半个世纪以来一直致力于的项目。 ‘马丁·帕尔。 Recent Works’ 包括以前未与装置“海滩疗法”和十几个照片躺椅一起展示的图像。




Describing this body of work, Parr states:

“I think of these images as an interpretation of the many mixed emotions I feel towards my homeland. It is almost a love/hate relationship, and I find addressing this is almost a form of therapy for me.”

在描述这些作品时,Parr 说:




Photo London presents the best of the past, present and future of photography. Highlights of the 2023 edition include:

  •  Works from the dawn of the medium through to the latest developments of today — spanning the socio-political to the cinematic, the constructed to the hyper-real;
  •  This year’s Master of Photography, Martin Parr presents an exhibition of recent work including the installation Beach Therapy;
  •  ‘Writing her own Script: Woman Photographers from the Hyman Collection’, a group show celebrating many of the pioneering women photographers at work in the UK over the past 100 years;
  •  ‘Fotografía Maroma’, an exhibition of contemporary Mexican photography co-curated by Fariba Farshad and Patricia Conde and presented by Belmond;
  •  Prints by recently deceased legends Fan Ho (1931–2016), Susan Hiller (1940–2019), Peter Lindbergh (1944–2019), Chris Killip (1946–2020), Jürgen Schadeberg (1931–2020), and William Klein (1926–2022);
  •  Works by living luminaries Sonia Boyce, Edward Burtynsky, Thomas Demand, Ori Gersht, Nan Goldin, Sarah Moon, Sebastião Salgado, Alec Soth and Thomas Struth;
  •  The Discovery section showcasing the freshest photographers and galleries, including works incorporating AI technology;
  •  The Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award, with the winner announced Wednesday 10 May at 6.30pm, and a display of last year’s winner Max Miechowski and his fellow shortlisted photographers in the Nikon Gallery;



  •  Support for young photographers continued with the inaugural Photo London x Hahnemühle Student Award with shortlisted photographers on view and the winner announced on Saturday 13 May;
  •  Aperture leads the 2023 Talks Programme alongside Nikon and FT Weekend, offering conversations with Lynsey Addario, Heather Agyepong, Alia Ali, Babak Kazemi, Joy Gregory and Martin Parr;
  •  Photography workshops run by Nikon on dance photography and British fashion;
  •  The 100th edition of Photo London Magazine with an issue devoted to Iran;
  •  The pavilion project ‘I MATTER’, an outdoor photographic exhibition presented by thenon-profit organisation CASE Art Fund to raise awareness about children’s human rights;



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