The Bigger Picture

The World Photography Organisation is pleased to announce a series of additional exhibition taking place in London concurrent to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. We encourage you to widen your scope of the local photographic community by visiting one of the following.

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TransplantTransplant, by Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh

Location: Margaret St. Gallery
Dates: 18 April - 25 May 2013
Description: Transplant is a deceptively uncomplicated series of photographic prints of London blossom trees by Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh, taking a classic subject and approaching it with a uniquely rigorous, process-based method to explore cross-cultural connections. 
Cost: Free

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Image: © Patrick and Tristram Fetherstonhaugh


Pink LadyPink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013

Location: Mall Galleries, London SW1
Dates: 24 – 28 April 2013
Description: This vibrant exhibition shows people cooking, people farming, celebrational feasts, food for sale, food in the field and much more.
Cost: Free

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Image: Food in the Street Istanbul Juicer, © Rebecca Chesney (USA)

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Getty Images Gallery – Best of Archive

Location: Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London W1W
Dates: 1 May – 1 June 2013
Description: Here at the Getty Images Gallery, we enjoy a unique resource; access to the world’s largest photography archive, a privilege we are able to share with you through our exhibitions and darkroom services. This exhibition celebrates the Getty Images Archive, and its myriad histories of the globe, the individual and photographic technology itself, offering just a few glimmers from this treasure trove.  Best of Archive features gallery favourites and some of our bestselling images, alongside lesser seen work by our most cherished archive photographers. Gleaned from the multitude of collections that make up this ultimate collection, the exhibition’s content ranges from reportage and social documentary, fashion and portraiture, cultural commentary to architectural studies. Reflecting the sheer variety of material that the Getty Images Archive contains, what the images have in common is that they tell us something of the world succinctly and eloquently. There are visual refrains to be found in captivating scenes loaded with history, and also more abstract images on show. We are delighted to bring you these glimpses into a most remarkable archive.
Cost: Free

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Image © Bert Hardy/Getty Images


Dafna Talmor, Photofusion Select 2013: Annual Members' Photography Show

Location: Photofusion Gallery,  17A Electric Lane,  London SW9
Dates: 3 - 31 May 2013
Description: Four Members from Photofusion Salon 2012 - our re-launched Annual Members Show - have been awarded a bursary of £500 each towards exhibiting recent, unseen work in the new annual exhibition Photofusion Select 2013.
The exhibiting Members include Italian portrait and documentary photographer Carlotta Cardana, showing her portrait series from the North London Mod scene; Royal College of Art MA graduate Dafna Talmor with her ongoing series Constructed Landscapes; Italian born artist, photographer and video-poem maker Ariadne Radi Cor, with her project "13x13"; and photographer and multi-media artist Tim Mitchell showcasing his documentary project A Fish out of Water.
Cost: Free 

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Image: © Dafna Talmor, "Untitled" from the series "Constructed Landscapes", 2012

Asli Erel

Asli Erel: Letters & Art of War

Location: Lahd Gallery, 92 Heath Street, London NW3
Dates: 14 March - 8 May 2013
Description: From the ancient territories of Egypt and through the historical transition of Islam, it looks at how or if the inclusivity of all religions have illuminated or culminated in this transition. Erel uses these relevations to show that war has always been there and shall always exist. She further argues that as long as the human nature struggles and fights with itself, people are doomed to fight against others. In the Middle East where ideas of existence, civilisation, hope and divinity were born, life also ceases to exist.

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Image: © Asli Erel


Nobuyoshi Araki

Location: Michael Hoppen Gallery3 Jubilee Place, London SW3
Dates: 2 May - 8 June 2013
In continuing our exploration and presentation of important Japanese photography, Michael Hoppen Gallery will this year stage major solo shows of two of its grand masters: Nobuyoshi Araki and later in the year, Miyako Ishiuchi. Each an artist with a unique vision and aesthetic, both producing highly charged work in examining the sensitive subjects of that society Araki is the king of provocation and often seeks to challenge the social mores of his home country and espeically its censorship laws. Here we celebrate those images from his most controversial body of work, Kinbaku, the Japanese art of bondage. Kinbaku-bi meaning literally "the beauty of tight binding". Though strong and offensive to some, disturbing to others, the pictures are often beautiful and have brought him fame worldwide.
Cost: Free

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Jodie CareyJodie Carey

Location: Edel Assanti, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BB
Dates: 11 April - 11 May 2013
Description: Carey's works combine age-old sculptural practices with unconventional, ephemeral materials such as dust, blood, lace and plaster. Gradually paring away representational elements of her practice, the clean, abstract forms of Carey's sculptures belie complex fabrication procedures: each of the slabs comprising the installation has been hand-cast by the artist, and meticulously coloured using pencil crayon, a medium chosen for its naivety and fragility. 

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Light BreakLight Break

Location: Edel Assanti, 272-274 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BB
Dates: 22 May - 22 June 2013
Description: A new and unseen body of work by Nicolai Howalt that takes the revolutionary phototherapy work of Nobel prize winning physician Dr Neils Finsen as their conceptual starting point.

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Image: © Nicolai Howalt


Splinter Christina de MiddelLocation: Michael Hoppen Gallery
Dates: 27 - 28 April 2013
Description: The most expensive snap ever cost a New York buyer a cool £2.8 million two years ago. But thanks to Splinter, a concept from the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Jubille Place, the event will offer a wide range of 19th, 20th and 21st century photography. With many pieces priced at a few hundred pounds and all under £1,000, it's the perfect environment for new and experienced collectors to browse through hundreds of photographs to add or start a collection, or simply find the perfect present.
Cost: £2 

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Image: Inselele, from the series The Afronauts, 2012, Cristina de Middel - Exhibited by Brad Feuerhelm