LONDON,
VARIOUS PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
«SEP. 2014»

Photos © Ruud Leeuw


 

London VAM Photography Exhibition
The Victoria and Albert Museum is a huge museum, the exhibition on photography forming only a small part. When I checked the VAM website later, I found I may have seen only the permanent exhibition and missed out on temporary work ('Horst: Photographer of Style'), in quite another area of the museum of which I wasn't aware (when I asked for directions I was given the permanent exhibition).
Well, it is good to have a reason to return.

London VA photography exhibition
Photography to document and inspire architecture

London VAM

London VAM
Photography as a documentary.


 

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is located on The Mall in London, with the nearest tube station being Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus.
www.ica.org.uk
The photo exhibition by Edson Chagas 'Found Not Taken' uses found items and repositions them "...in order to express a new relationship between the foraged object and the urban surroundings in which it is photographed."
Edson Chagas was born in 1977 in Luanda, Angola.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)


 

Royal College of Art (RCA)
Royal College of Art (RCA) held an exhibition of photgraphs by Dennis Hopper, ´The Lost Album'.
With a ticket price of UKL 10,- it did not come cheap.

Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album
Stewards told me not to take photographs, which annoyed me: they make money by photographers but won't allow souvenir pictures to be spread, sharing my enthusiasm for photography and this exhib in particular.
Typically an old and tedious institute, this RCA.

Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album

Dennis Hopper - The Lost Album
Doubt whether they will see me again here, not with an alternative such as The Photographers' Gallery available.


Dennis Hopper had a great enthusiasm for photography, but this lasted only a few years, during the 1960s.
This exhibition showed him growing taking portraits, around film locations and at the end experimenting
with abstracts. We also see civil rights protests and tripping hippies; there are billboards, highways,
gas stations and preachers. He simply photographed whatever intrigued him.
At filmsets he was referred to as 'the Tourist', seeing him always with his camera. This changed when
he directed Easy Rider, becoming more involved in directing; he never took up a camera again.
It was quite entertaining, but I refused to give the RCA the satisfaction of buying 'The Lost Album'.


 

The Photographers Gallery - London
The Photographers' Gallery, of prime interest the 'Primrose: Early Colour Photography In Russia'.

The Photographers Gallery - London

The Photographers Gallery - London

The Photographers Gallery - London

 

The Photographers Gallery - London

The Photographers Gallery - London
"Colour photography did not exist in the USSRuntil the end of the war. Local production of colour film
was initiated in 1946 with the help of confiscated German equipment".

The Photographers Gallery - London

The Photographers Gallery - London

 

The Photographers Gallery - London