From 1850 to NOW: Best of Photo London 2022

From the 1850s to the present day, including everything from jellyfish to soaking-wet Persian rugs, here are our selected favourites from this year's sprawling multi-venue photography fair in the capital.

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From the 1850s to the present day, including everything from jellyfish to soaking-wet Persian rugs, here are our selected favourites from this year’s sprawling multi-venue photography fair in the capital.


Above image: Playground, 2021 by Prince Gyasi, Series: Treasure Trove Series, Courtesy of Nil Gallery

Duchenne de Boulogne, Muscle of Weeping pl 50

Experiment on Electrical Stimulation of Muscle – weeping woman’, 1855-56

Photo London’s selection of masterworks from the earliest period of photography continues with these images of Duchenne de Boulogne’s experimental work, taken by the neurologist himself.

Photograph Credit: Robert Hershkowitz Ltd/Duchenne de Boulogne


Photograph Credit: Simone Kappeler/Galerie Esther Woerdehoff



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Photograph Credit: Lou Escobar/Nil Gallery


Photograph Credit: Nana Yaw Oduro/Fine Art Baryta/Afikaris


Odessa Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Photograph Credit: Philip-Lorca diCorcia/Sprüth Magers and David Zwirner


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Water and Persian Rugs, 2004


Bene Tschen Jamel Shabazz_NYC, 1983_Chromogenic print_Edition of 9 plus 2 AP_35 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in.)


Le Bleu du Ciel_Edouard Taufenbach


Import Export, Mia Dudek, Untitled I (skin studies), 2015


Corsetry, Solarised Photographs, Vogue Studio, London, 1942

Read our exploration of Lee Miller’s life and unmatched influence on mid-20th Century photography here.

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Tim Flach - Flamboyance 2021


In Your Dreams Ken Russell

Last of The Teddy Girls 

Ken Russell‘s Teddy Girls which were shot in 1955, on the bombsites in London’s East End.

Photo Credit Credit: Lucy Bell Gallery/Ken Russell


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Les jeunes promis, 2021

Marc Posso signs the revival of traditional studio photography. In homage to the work of Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta – to name only two – the young Gabonese photographer utilises the codes of the genre and reinterprets them by anchoring them in the contemporary era. Sometimes working with an analog camera, sometimes with a digital one, he maintains the characteristics of the first and influences his images with a certain nostalgia. Thus, the photographer reinterprets traditions and proposes a journey through a time where past and present merge.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marc Posso and Afikaris


 


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