Top 3 Photography Exhibitions (London)

Must-see photography exhibitions in London:

1) Museum of London
London Street Photography 

London Street Photography exhibition

”Street photographs are at the heart of our understanding of London as a diverse and dynamic capital. They are characterised by an element of chance - a fortunate encounter, a fleeting expression, a momentary juxtaposition, capturing an ever-changing city.”

Entry: Free
Nearest tube: Barbican

2) Royal Academy of Art
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

László Fejes, 'Wedding', Budapest, 1965. Silver gelatin print. 155 x 238mm. Hungarian Museum of Photography © Hungarian Museum of Photography.

”Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkácsi each left Hungary to make their names in Germany, France and the USA, and are now known for the profound changes they brought about in photojournalism, as well as abstract, fashion and art photography.”

Entry: £3-10
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

3) National Portrait Gallery
Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits

Marilyn Monroe by Ernest Bachrach, 1952

”Glamour of the Gods is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s ‘Golden Age’, the period 1920 to 1960. From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, it is these portraits that transformed actors and actresses into international style icons. In many cases these are the career-defining images of Hollywood’s greatest names and help to illustrate their enduring appeal.”

Entry: £3.75-6.60
Nearest tube: Leicester Square


  1. Wow, all of these seem to be great places to visit, wish I could afford to go over to London for awhile. I know their is so much history over there, and so much beautiful art over there. Thanks for sharing.

    • I’ll be visiting them all tomorrow (hopefully even a few more if I find time) so I’ll be blogging about them; hopefully it may feel as though you attended!

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  3. The “New Documentary Forms” show at the Tate is also a winner.

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