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“Excellent international photography exhibitions”

Photographers' Gallery
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Neighbourhood: Soho
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Hidden away down an alley from New Oxfotd Street, the five story Photographers Gallery hosts a changing programme of international photography exhibitions in its three floors of galleries, plus a small space in the lower ground floor where prints are for sale.

There is also an excellent photography-focussed bookshop and a cafe with excellent and wholesome fresh food which is great for tea or coffee or lunch.

The current exhibitions have an American focus with filmmaker Wim Wender's poleroids - remember them? - the precurser of the instant digital photograph, and a photographic and archival expliration of the 1930's modernist and ground-breaking opera 'Four Saints in Three Acts' resulting from a collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thompson.

There is free admission in the morning, so go then if you can, but it is not very expensive compared to other galleries.

If you can coordinate exhibitions, go from here to the Getty Images Gallery across the other side of New Oxford Street.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Only had a brief visit but definitely on my list to come back to. Great location good exhibits, brilliant shop

Thank Lovelock30
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Arranged over 3 galleries over 3 floors (there are lifts to help those who find stairs a bit difficult), each gallery is small enough for you to remember each photograph and making the visit even more enjoyable.

It's a great location, especially if you want to escape the hoardes of nasty shoppers on Oxford Street!

Good gallery shop in the basement and café on the ground floor, but this can be crowded at lunch time.

Arrive before 12pm and it's free entry.

Thank Ben O
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very nice selection of exhibits. They do have teaching facilities for those who are interested. The Photographers' Gallery Café is worth visiting.

Thank Herman M
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love the photographers gallery / it's holds unique photos of special artists - for example Terence Donovan and Dandyism and Black masculinity - fabulous photos
You feel you are in the presence of greatness.
The cafe is lovely too / slightly over priced, but it cool being here in the heart of the west end.
Well recommended

Thank Kalamazoo200
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