​the ten best images from photo london

With London’s biggest photography fair opening tomorrow, we pick out the images that we can't stop staring at.

by Stuart Brumfitt
20 May 2015, 2:50pm

Running from 21st - 24th May at Somerset House (where Sir John Herschel allegedly coined the term "photography" in 1839) is Photo London, a celebration of images from masters to street style snappers. As well as exhibitions from selected galleries from across the globe (Bangalore, Moscow, Istanbul, Tokyo and more), there are talks, screenings and a special show of rarely seen works from the V&A's collection. Talent present includes Brazilian social documentarian Sebastião Salgado, war photographer Don McCullin, historian Simon Schama and MOMA's chief curator of photography, Quentin Bajac. To give you a taste of what's on show, we've picked our top ten from the photography event.

Photo London runs 21st - 24th May at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA. 


Alinka Echeverria, Untitled (Altar-Boy), 2011, Courtesy Gazelli Art House, London

Ellen Kooi, Palaia Rim, Courtesy Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

Tyler Udall, Andrew In The Tub, 2010, Courtesy The Little Black Gallery, London

Awol Erizku, Teen Venus, 2013

Frank Ockenfels, Focus

Jun Ahn, Self Portrait (Seoul), Courtesy Christophe Guye Gallery

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1959, Copyright Bruce Davidson, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Sama Alshaibi, Fatnis al Jazirah (Fantasy Island) from Silsila series, 2014

Goldschmied and Chiari, Untitled View #24

Yasumura, Nature Tracing

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