5 - 26 September 2014Price: free
The exhibition will feature Gina's latest work, never seen before in public, alongside some signature pieces from previous exhibitions. Each image works as a journey, starting with the inspiration of the artist, and finally delivered to the viewer through the commitment and passion for her subject. Moreover, each location, displaying the clear signs of age and decomposition, is given a new lease of life through the artists presence and reinterpretation of the decay, leading to the emergence of a scene displaying a new and intense beauty.
1 July - 27 September 2014Price: free
Set against the backdrop of the historic referendum on Scotland’s Independence, Beyond the Border brings together four Scottish photographers, each with a distinctive view of a nation in the midst of intense debate about its future. This international premiere – one of the most significant shows of new Scottish photography in a generation – aims to challenge clichés and explore the country, its people and identity.
13 September - 5 October 2014Price: free
Restwert brings together work from two contemporary German photographers, Dietmar Eckell and Matthias Heiderich. The exhibition includes a selection of pieces from Eckell’s long-running project ‘Restwert’ which examines the residue of human occupation in and inscription onto the landscape. Eckell’s forlorn aircraft and abandoned monuments present the diminishing traces of social and historical events, of political experiences and of innumerable personal narratives; his landscapes evoke the relentless passage of time and seem proof of the inevitable advance of social entropy.RESTWERT is in association with Photography Oxford Festival.
5 September - 4 October 2014Price: free
Capturing the poetic decay of abandoned spaces, Bhimji’s haunting photographs question the legitimacy of historical documentation. Relinquishing facts in favour of tone and texture, her photographs manifest an instinctive, formal response to a place and its history. Bhimji explains: ‘My work is not about the actual facts but about the echo they create, the marks, the gestures and the sound. This is what excites me.’
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.
3 September - 4 October 2014Price: free
Over the past five decades, as both teachers and artists, Bernd and Hilla Becher have become among the most influential figures in contemporary photography. Featuring five typologies of industrial structures, as well as a number of single, large-scale photographs, the exhibition at Sprüth Magers is their first solo show in London since the Camden Arts Centre in 1998 and the largest presentation of their work since ‘Cruel and Tender’, at Tate Modern, in 2003.
1 August - 19 October 2014Price: free
Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi is a multi-faceted project that centres around Dalston’s Ridley Road Market in London. Vitturi, who lived in close proximity to the market, witnessed the area’s gentrification and felt compelled to capture its distinctive nature before it changes beyond recognition. Vitturi created formally dynamic compositions by arranging found objects and photographing them against the backdrop of discarded market materials. These are combined with street scenes and portraits of local characters. His installation at the Gallery draws on the temporary structures of the market using raw materials, sculptural forms and photographs to address ideas around creation, consumption and preservation.
9 September - 4 October 2014Price: free
In her short career Woodman produced an extraordinary body of work - over 800 photographs - acclaimed for its singularity of style and range of innovative techniques.This exhibition considers the zigzag and other abstract geometrical forms as recurring visual themes in Woodman’s work. Woodman’s practice is often discussed in terms of its surreal and symbolic imagery, but her work was grounded in a sophisticated understanding of form. Her photography exemplified strong compositional motifs, and the repetitive, regular shape of the zigzag, with its strong lines and angles, was a form she used in images of disparate subjects.