31 October - 20 December 2014Price: free
A selection of over sixty vintage photographs. The exhibition presents contrasting facets of the photographer’s work, including incredible images of the Second World War in North Africa and Italy shown alongside previously unseen and lesser- known photographs of burlesque dancers backstage.
10 September - 6 December 2014Price: free
Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith will display over 100 extraordinary black and white photographs from a collection of over 60,000 negatives and 20,000 prints given by Olive Cook, Smith’s widow and collaborator, to the RIBA Library. From urban scenes documenting British social history to evocative landscape images and atmospheric interiors, the images displayed reveal the genius and breadth of his work. Alongside his images of Britain the exhibition will show photographs taken on his travels to Europe as well as his published books and photographic equipment. Specially filmed contributions ranging from Alan Bennett to broadcaster Gillian Darley offer personal perspectives of Smith’s work.
The Little Black Gallery, London28 October - 29 November 2014The Best of Alistair Taylor-YoungPrice: free
"In an age when the world can be revealed in a click, Alistair Taylor-Young uses his camera to try to capture those impressions that evade easy definition."
Conde Nast Traveller
Alistair Taylor-Young is a highly sought-after British photographer working between fashion, beauty, travel & luxury, while his artistic work is also highly acclaimed. His enthusiasm for experimenting with light and lenses give his work a poetic feel. He is best known for his advertising campaigns for Dior, Hermès, Lancome, Dunhill, Isabella Rossellini, Pierre Cardin, Fendi & Armani.