By Abigail Yue Wang
Here is that itching question finally addressed: how come there hasn’t been an encompassing fair yet dedicated to photography in the undoubtedly encompassing city that is London? For four days next May, London will see the launching of its first annual photography fair hosted at the riverside Somerset House.
With participating photography and contemporary art galleries worldwide and citywide, Photo London is not just another commercial array of contemporary photography scene, but a series of programmed exhibitions, talks, screenings and events that will sure indulge those with a pictorial appetite. Photo London will be in partnership with major museums (Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and more) and auction houses in London and international bodies, as well as emerging galleries from cities such as Istanbul, Seoul and Tehran. During the fair, an exceptional photographer will be selected by The John Kobal Foundation Discovery award for the prize of a three-month residency in New York.
Needless to say that, Photo London 2015 will be a highly anticipated art fair first of its scale to celebrate Photography in the photogenic capital, with a capital P.
Photo London opens at Somerset House, 21-24 May 2015.