Photo London 2017
Visiting Photo London was a daunting prospect. Having visited every year since it's inaugural show I had mixed feelings of what to expect the third time round. A world class photography fair with international status, now gaining a big name for itself having been named "The UK Photography event of the year" by The Guardian it was surely one not to be missed.
The venue, Somerset House. Grand in stature and an overwhelmingly beautiful space to host such an event. From high end auction houses to smaller independant publishers and galleries, it really seemed to cater for everyone who is involved in the creative communities large or small that have come together celebrate the medium of photography. Alongside the main showcase, a series of talks, installations and special exhibits which were curated by William A. Ewing, which seemed to engage people on all levels. From curators to critics, photographers to photo lovers within the walls of Somerset House was something that everyone could take away with them.
The beauty of so much photography in one space was that you could emerse yourself in it and get lost in it (literally). The possibilty to discover new emerging artists hanging right along side the old masters with some of the leading international exhibitors displaying their finest works it was hard to take it all in!
Safe to say that this year it was bigger and better than previous years with an everincreasing scale and so much talent under one roof. If you love photography it is definitley worth a visit and make sure you save the date in your diary for next year!
Words and Photography by Olivia Newstead