London will celebrate photography across the capital in May 2016, with Photo London at Somerset House as a focal point for city-wide exhibitions, and events.

19th – 22nd May 2016
Somerset House

A hand-picked selection of 80 of the world’s top galleries will participate in Photo London 2016, exhibiting photography for sale from all periods and genres in the spectacular setting of Somerset House, Photo London’s central campus, over a period of four days from 19 – 22 May 2016. The list of exhibitors announced today includes galleries from Berlin, Cologne, Helsinki, Lisbon, Zurich, Tehran, Minneapolis, New York, Palm Beach, Santa Monica, Singapore, Tokyo, alongside the pick of London’s top photography galleries, with an extended ‘Discovery’ section for new and emerging galleries.

Unemployed Men Gathering Coal, Sunderland, Early 1970s ©Don McCullin
Unemployed Men Gathering Coal, Sunderland, Early 1970s ©Don McCullin, courtesy Hamiltons Gallery, London

The legendary war photographer, Don McCullin was named today as the Photo London Master of Photography 2016. He will be the subject of a special exhibition of his work at Somerset House, presented by Photo London in association with Hamiltons Gallery. Photo London will also present a rare opportunity to meet Don McCullin in a public conversation at Somerset House with Tate Photography Curator, Simon Baker on Thursday 19th May.

A stellar line-up of top international photographers will participate in the Photo London Public Programme, both on site at Somerset House and off-site in locations across London including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Photographers’ Gallery and the Hayward Gallery as well as at Somerset House.

Rose 2008 © Nick Knight
Rose 2008 © Nick Knight

The programme of talks and symposia at Somerset House is curated by William A. Ewing, distinguished curator and writer on photography, former Director of Musée de l’Elysée and Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York. Among the participants in the programme announced today are Ed Burtynsky, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Ori Gersht, Katy Grannan, Francis Hodgson, Nadav Kander, Nick Knight, David Maisel, Gerard Malanga, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney, Richard Misrach, Graham Nash, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Martin Parr, Rankin and Olga Sviblova.

Oily toes, Azerbaijan 2010 From the series “Caspian” © Chloe Dewe Matthews
Oily toes, Azerbaijan 2010 From the series “Caspian” © Chloe Dewe Matthews