Exciting news for fans of contemporary photography – the countdown has begun for the unveiling of the new Photographers’ Gallery space, the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. Set to open on 19 May, the building was transformed by award-winning Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey and features three dedicated floors of gallery spaces, along with a ‘studio floor’, which will host a range of talks, events, workshops and courses as well as a camera obscura. By doubling their exhibition space, The Gallery will be able to continue to showcase world-famous artists as well as support and establish emerging talent.
Complementing these exhibition and education floors will be new spaces for the Bookshop, Print Sales Room and Café, creating a lively, street-level meeting place.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky will be the first featured photographer, presenting ‘OIL’ from 19 May – 1 July.
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