2 London Events for Photography Aficionados

The argument could easily be made that photography is the most accessible, if not important, art form of the times, and with that, Photo London (May 19–26) is positioned to become the most important photo fair, if it isn’t already. Returning on May 19–22 after the success of its maiden fair last year, Photo London sees more than 75 of the world’s top galleries staging photographic works throughout the four floors of Somerset House, making for the largest single takeover of the iconic Tudor manse in history. With artist and curator talks; music events; and special exhibitions of Don McCullin, Sergey Chilikov, and Craigie Horsfield, it’s a fair no photography enthusiast will want to miss. It also conveniently coincides with a solo exhibition by Shigeo Anzaï, Index II (May 17–June 18), at West London’s White Rainbow gallery. Here, the Japanese photographer is showing some 50 intimate images of celebrity artists (Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama) who have posed for him since the 1960s, when he began his career as a chronicler of the art world—because who can better capture an artist than a fellow artist? Ariko Ahmad

This article originally appeared in the April/May print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Lenses on London”).

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