This weekend Somerset House plays host to Photo London. Bringing together an exceptional and far ranging mix of photography from the capital’s major museums, auction houses and galleries from across the city he East End and South London, Photo London is a broad celebration of the photographic medium.

Taryn Simon, 2017 Photo London Master of Photography, will have a special exhibition of her work at Somerset House, and the Public Programme will also feature exhibitions of work by Isaac Julien, Juergen Teller, Magnum Photos, Mat Collishaw, dslcollection, and The Pavilion Commission by William Klein.

Peter O'Toole, David Hurn, 1962

Commenting on the 2017 Public Programme, Photo London co-Director Michael Benson notes

'The aim of our Public Programme is to educate, inform and surprise. Each year the Programme gets stronger and we are delighted, this year, to be able to present a stellar group of artists each of whom contributes in own their own special way to the Fair's focus on the past, present and future of photography.’

Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography Fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative community in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors and dealers together with the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.

"Agreement Establishing the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation. Al-Bayan Palace, Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 30, 2006", Taryn Simon, 2015

 Wet Collodion Print from "Thresholds", Mat Collishaw, 2017

William Klein, 1962

"Hillary Clinton at the Liberty Awards, held at the Nation Constitution Center", Christopher Anderson, 2013

Film-Noir Staircase, Isaac Julien, 1989