Exhibition Archive

Archive
  • ARMORY, ART FAIR, BOOTH 416

    2 - 5 Mar 2017
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to offer at the Armory Show 2017, an illuminating selection of hand painted and unique collaged photographs from his extensive archive of works. In a world where photography becomes more and more prevalent across social and internet platforms as well as the traditional usages as in books and the wall, we felt it would be an interesting diversion to see photographs positioned as unique...
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  • New Contemporary, Group Exhibition

    7 - 28 Feb 2017
    Michael Hoppen Gallery are delighted to present 'New Contemporary' an exhibition of new or notable editions by photographic artists Sohei Nishino, Hassan Hajjaj, Adam Fuss, Desiree Dolron, Pieter Hugo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Alex Prager and Tim Walker. The show places particular focus on pieces emblematic of the gallery program from 2016 and 2017 with relevance to recent Museum exhibitions and acquisitions, as well as showcasing rare and sold out contemporary editions...
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  • Metropolis, Group Exhibition

    10 Jan - 4 Feb 2017
    • BORIS SAVELEV • WILLIAM KLEIN • EAMONN DOYLE
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  • CHLOE SELLS, MEASURING INFINITY

    3 - 22 Dec 2016
    There is a place on earth that can be seen from space like a white splash across the darker skin of the surrounding land. The albino mark looks like something that has been forgotten. There is no green of tree cover. There is no blue of water. There is no brown of soil. It is emptiness. This is the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, a vast area in the heart of the...
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  • Eugenia Martinez, ONLINE

    3 - 23 Dec 2016
    Eugenia Martinez has in recent years been interested specifically in painting and photography. Working with mexican portraits from the past, her work reflects the social cleavage between the public discourse of the different Mexican groups and their true thoughts. Selected areas of the piece are surrounded repeatedly and obssesively by words, creating an impenetrable halo of prejudice. Martinez creates exact and meticulous handwriting, words are written in different shades of...
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  • CHLOE SELLS, ONLINE

    29 Nov 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
    To accompany her exhibition 'Measuring Infinity' Chloe Sells has made a group of 25 hand painted contact prints to be included in a concurrent online show of the same title. Each of the images is taken in the same Makgadikgadi Salt Pan in Botswana and is then worked over by hand with abstract drawings in various inks and paints, creating jewel-like studies for the larger embellished pieces included in the...
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  • PARIS PHOTO 2016, Booth C10

    10 - 13 Nov 2016
    Confirmed artists • Hiroshi Hamaya • Sergio Larrain • Eamonn Doyle • Tim Walker • Manuel Franquelo • Kati Horna • Leonora Vicuña • Masahisa Fukase • Chloe Sells • Burt Glinn • Robert Capa
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  • EVIDENCE, ONLINE

    25 Oct - 26 Nov 2016
    In parallel with our current exhibition '? The image as question: an exhibition of evidential photography', we are presenting here a selection of crime related pictures including a series of photocards from the American police archive. Pictures such as these are known as mug-shots. Alphonse Bertillon, the grandfather of forensics, introduced this system into police practice. Details such a scars, tattoos and any other distinguishing marks would often be included...
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  • PAD 2016, Booth A18

    3 - 9 Oct 2016
    Confirmed artists • Emil Otto Hoppe • André Villers • Lee Friedlander • Josep Szabo • Bruce Bernard • Brett Weston • Akira Sato • Sarah Moon • Richard Avedon • Luigi Ghirri • Peter Beard • August Sander • Desiree Dolron • Flip Schulke • Bill Brandt • Yoshihiko Ueda • Nobuyoshi Araki • Inge Morath • Anonymous
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  • ? The image as question

    28 Sep - 26 Nov 2016
    Part of the fascination with all photography is that the medium is firmly grounded in the documentary tradition. It has been used as a record of crime scenes, zoological specimens, lunar and space exploration, phrenology, fashion and importantly, art and science. It has been used as ‘proof’ of simple things such as family holidays and equally of atrocities taking place on the global stage. Any contemporary artist using photography has...
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  • PUNK

    20 Jul - 26 Aug 2016
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present PUNK, an exhibition of vintage press prints that document the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain. Many of the prints included are suitably distressed, with an object quality and intensity that encapsulates the movement. The gallery was established twenty-four years ago on the Kings Road in Chelsea, an area that just over a decade earlier formed the epicentre of punk culture....
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  • PASSING TIME, ONLINE EXHIBITION

    21 Jun - 1 Aug 2016
    These images explore life at leisure. From the thrills of high diving and swimming for oysters to moody scenes in bars and anonymous signers of the blues. Very little is known about each photograph and even the photographers themselves are often unknown. With the exact detail and context being elusive, one of the attractions of these images often lies in the projection of your own stories upon the characters captured....
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  • Jacques Henri Lartigue, The blink of an eye

    8 Jun - 9 Aug 2016
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce a new show exploring the 'snapshot' world of Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), as seen through the eyes of author William Boyd - a life long devotee of Lartigue's luminous views on life. Lartigue took his first photograph in 1900 at the age of six. Born into privilege, Lartigue's father was a banker, and the family belonged to the upper French bourgeoisie. Lartigue transfixed...
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  • PHOTO LONDON, SOMERSET HOUSE, STAND B8

    19 - 22 May 2016
    • NOBUYOSHI ARAKI • ISTVAN KERNY • PIETER HUGO • SOHEI NISHINO • GYULA HALASZ BRASSAI • MIROSLAV TICHY • IM RE KINSZKI • KATA KALMAN • MARTIN MUNKACSI • BILL BRANDT • RICHARD AVEDON • LEONORA VICUNA • HENRI CARTIER BRESSON • AUSUST SANDER • LUCAS FOGLIA • NEIL LIBBERT • CHLOE SELLS
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  • Eamonn Doyle, END.

    13 May - 15 Jul 2016
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present 'End.', the first solo exhibition by the Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle to be held in London. The series is the third and final installment of three bodies of work, each of which explores Doyle's native Dublin with varying stylistic techniques. His photographs are taken at close range in and around the multi-cultural, working class area of North Dublin's Parnell Street where the artist...
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  • COLIN JONES, RETROSPECTIVE

    5 May - 1 Jun 2016
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery's very first exhibition, in 1992, was of Colin Jones. Twenty-four years later Jones's work continues to delight audiences with its breadth and humanity and the gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of his vintage prints. Born in 1936 Jones's early life started with a father away at the war, evacuations and numerous different schools. A combination of chance and talent lead to a...
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  • SOHEI NISHINO, ONLINE EXHIBITION

    12 Apr - 31 May 2016
    Since 2003 Sohei Nishino has been making large-scale photo collages of the world’s cities. He spends months walking their streets and compiling hundreds of rolls of film. Once back in his studio in Tokyo he assembles them into re-imagined Diorama Maps. These maps have been exhibited globally and are housed in prestigious collections worldwide. Nishino’s Day Drawings are an extension of the Diorama Map series. The delicate white lines that...
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  • Armory 2016, Art Fair, New York

    3 - 6 Mar 2016
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to exhibit twentieth century photographic masters from both Japan and Latin America at the Armory 2016. Firstly a rare selection of vintage prints by Eikoh Hosoe. In 1961 the great Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima, asked Hosoe to photograph him, giving him full artistic direction in making the surreal series ‘Ba-ra-kei’ (Ordeal by Roses). We will also show a selection of rare and completely unseen...
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  • MENAGERIE, Ground Floor Gallery Exhibition

    25 Feb - 7 Mar 2016
    NOBUYOSHI ARAKI TIM WALKER HERBERT LIST EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE DAIDO MORIYAMA YUMIKO UTSU YOSHIHIKO UEDA ELLEN VON UNWERTH GEORGES DAMBIER SARAH MOON GUY BOURDIN
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  • MASAHISA FUKASE, Solitude of Ravens

    24 Feb - 23 Apr 2016
    Masahisa Fukase’s Karasu (Ravens) was made between 1975 and 1982 in the wake of his wife Yōko Wanibe divorcing him. The visual narrative of the series revolves around the anthropomorphic form of the raven. Dead and alive the birds punctuate the work; lone birds reduced to shadow puppetry against the snow or dislocated flocks that mimic the grain of the photographs themselves. Although interjected with other subjects such as blizzard...
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  • ZONA MACO 2016, Art Fair, Mexico

    3 - 7 Feb 2016
    Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a selection of rare large format exhibition prints by South American artists Horacio Coppola . A joint exhibition of Horacio Coppola and Greta Stern's work was exhibited at MoMA, New York in 2014/2015. We are also delighted to bring to Mexico, a selection of famous European artists. Tim Walker is a giant in fashion photography whose extravagant staging and romantic motifs regularly delight the readers of...
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  • Sammy Slabbinck, ONLINE

    1 Dec 2015 - 9 Jan 2016
    Sammy Slabbinck (born 1977, Belgium) creates dynamic surrealist contemporary collage reminisent of the great Jacques Prévert. Found magazine images are decontextualized and re-appropriated as Slabbinck plays with scale and juxtaposition. The context is often mid-Atlantic and mid-twentieth century and the images pay homage to the genius of the great 70's powerhouse of brain food that was Hipgnosis. Using humour as a visual tool Slabbinck choreographs compositions, meditating on the absurdity...
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  • Paris Photo, BOOTH C10

    12 - 15 Nov 2015
    THE GRAND PALAIS, PARIS BOOTH C10 November 12 - 15, 2015 • Tim Walker • Robert Frank • Guy Bourdin • Tim Walker • Angelika Krinzinger • Lisette Model • Pierre Molinier • Daido Moriyama • Shomei Tomatsu • Kikuji Kawada • Kati Horna • Brassaï • Eamonn Doyle • Masahisa Fukase • Ray Stevenson • Peter Price • Robert Legon • Jonathan Player • Paul Revere • Ishiuchi...
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  • PAD London, BOOTH A18

    14 - 18 Oct 2015
    PAD, BOOTH A18 LONDON, BERKELEY SQUARE W1 October 14 - 18, 2015 • Albert Rudomine • Fernand Fonssagrives • Richard Avedon • Jacques-Henri Lartigue • Gyula Halász Brassaï • Henri Cartier-Bresson • Joseph Heidecker • Rong Rong & Inri • Michael Eastman • Kati Horna • Kikuji Kawada • Grit Kallin-Fischer • Desiree Dolron • Sarah Moon • Man Ray • Ishiuchi Miyako • Tim Walker • T. Lux Feininger
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  • VOCES, Latin American Photography 1980 - 2015

    10 Oct 2015 - 9 Jan 2016
    Geographically, its map traces a region constituted by more than twenty countries extending from Mexico to the confines of Tierra del Fuego, each with its histories, cultures, ethnicities and languages. This diversity manifests itself not only between individual countries, but also within each country itself and although some share a history marked by political and social upheaval, it is misleading to speak of a 'Latin American' entity. To understand the...
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  • Simon Norfolk, Time taken

    3 Aug - 10 Sep 2015
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce Simon Norfolk’s third exhibition of photographs with the gallery, Time Taken, a poetic tracing of time on the war-torn landscape of Afghanistan. Between 2013 and 2014 Simon Norfolk visited the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan, an area of the country once famous for its 170 foot tall Buddhas and more so now for their demise at the hands of the Taliban in 2001. Setting...
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  • Charles Jones, Summer exhibition

    29 Jul - 15 Sep 2015
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of Charles Jones photographs. Charles Jones was an English gardener and plantsman, who worked on private estates in the 1890s. As if they were carefully crafted objects, he diligently photographed the vegetables, fruit and flowers he grew. In the era of the supermarket, they appear as a eulogy to a lost time of intimacy between producer and product, the simplicity...
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  • KARL BLOSSFELDT, AN ONLINE EXHIBITION

    23 Jun - 25 Sep 2015
    This online exhibition features a wide selection of spectacular first edition photogravures by Karl Blossfeldt who practiced as a photographer, sculptor and a design teacher in the 1920’s. Experienced and new collectors will have a unique opportunity to own this legendary artist's work. Photogravures are priced from £200 + vat each. Whether you are interested in the beauty of natural structures or simply revel in great design, these...
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  • Photo London, Somerset House

    21 - 24 May 2015
    We will display an entire wall of incredibly rare vintage prints from David Goldblatt’s In Boksburg. They are the original prints made for this seminal book and document a small town, middle class, white community in South Africa; a photographic essay that has come to epitomise Apartheid society. Simon Norfolk has been in numerous museum exhibitions in the last year including the recent Barbican show Constructing Worlds and the current...
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  • Ishiuchi Miyako, Frida

    14 May - 10 Jul 2015
    Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako (2013) is a photographic record of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's wardrobe and belongings. Following Kahlo's death in 1954 her husband Diego Rivera began placing her personal effects into the bathroom of their Mexico City house, 'The Blue House', which later became the Museo Frida Kahlo. Rivera gave instructions that this room should remain sealed until fifteen years after his death and it in fact remained unopened...
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  • Aipad, Photo Fair

    16 - 18 Apr 2015
    - Eugene Atget - Bill Brandt - Horace Bristol - Guy Bourdin - Horacio Coppola - Else Thalemann - Shomei Tomatsu - Eugene Smith - Kishin Shinoyama - Daido Moriyama - Hiroshi Hamaya - Andreas Feininger - Ishiuchi Miyako - Sarah Moon - Kati Horna - Masatoshi Naito - Sohei Nishino - Eamonn Doyle
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  • Rolling Stones Fans, Online Exhibition

    14 Apr - 21 Jun 2015
    In 1978 as the school year drew to a close, Bill Carraro and Chris Davies, two of my photography students, who also worked as editors for the yearbook, asked, “Mr.Szabo, would you like to go to a Rolling Stones concert? We have an extra ticket.” Being a lover of rock and roll, I was intrigued. But before I could even ask why, they said, “The only thing is, the concert...
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  • Samantha Roddick, Hidden Within

    20 Mar - 30 Apr 2015
    Samantha Roddick
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is very proud to unveil Samantha Roddick's first artistic project, Hidden Within. Best known as the original founder of the erotic boutique, Coco de Mer, Roddick has long been exploring our cultural relationship to sex. In this project, which has occupied her for the last couple of years, she turns her attention to the subject of the sexual objectification of women. Roddick takes as her creative...
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  • Matt Henry, ONLINE Exhibition

    23 Feb - 21 Apr 2015
    'My personal practice focuses on America during the 1960s and 1970s. The works take the form of staged scenes constructed as set-builds in the UK using props sourced from here and the United States. The devout modernism of this period is a particular interest, with utopian political and cultural ideals heralding some of the great liberal successes of our time (the Civil Rights, feminist, anti-war and Free Speech movements). My...
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  • Noé Sendas, The Lady Vanishes

    23 Feb - 31 Mar 2015
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present The Lady Vanishes, a special exhibition of works from the photographic collaboration between Wallpaper*, Noé Sendas and Jan Lehner. The exhibition will run during London Fashion Week AW15 in February 2015. Noé Sendas (born in Brussels, 1972, lives and works in Berlin & Madrid) began presenting his work in the late nineties.The exploration of loss is a central motif underlying Noé Sendas...
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  • Guy Bourdin, Walking Legs

    5 Feb - 28 Mar 2015
    Guy Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was the pioneering fashion photographer whose arresting photographs filled the pages of French Vogue for three decades from the 1950s through to the 80s. He is notorious for breaking the boundaries of traditional commercial photography and reshaping the classic fashion picture, using a daring narrative and vibrant colour palette. Vogue's editor introduced Bourdin to the shoe designer Charles Jourdan, for whom he became...
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  • Kikuji Kawada, The Last Cosmology

    29 Nov 2014 - 31 Jan 2015
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is proud to announce the first solo UK exhibition of Kikuji Kawada’s ‘The Last Cosmology’ series. Originally published in parts in the 1980s, it was compiled into a publication and solo exhibition in 1995. Part of Kawada’s 'Catastrophe Trilogy,' the chronicle seemingly ties together the drama of the skies with the end of two historical eras on earth: the ‘Showa’ era with the death of the...
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  • Paris Photo 14', Art Fair

    13 - 16 Nov 2014
    Artists exhibited - Eamonn Doyle, Lucas Foglia, Masatoshi Naito, Kati Horna, Sohei Nishino, Akira Sato and Tim Walker This collection of avant-garde 1960's works by the influential photographer Akira Sato is exhibited for the very first time in Europe. Taken from the 1971 book 'Woman', Michael Hoppen brings a comprehensive collection of prints to the fair such as [the] great portrait made in 1962 from the 'Sunset' series. Michael Hoppen...
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  • Sohei Nishino, Diorama Maps

    30 Oct 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
    Sohei Nishino combines photography, collage, cartography and psychogeography to create large prints of urban landscapes. Drawing inspiration from the 18th century Japanese mapmaker, Ino Tadataka, his prints re-imagine the cities he has visited. To build his Diorama Maps, Nishino walks a city's streets for an average of three months, exploring many vantage points and gathers hundreds of rolls of exposed film. He then painstakingly prints the photographs by hand and...
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  • PAD 2014, Art Fair

    16 - 19 Oct 2014
    Berkeley Square, London
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  • NEGATIVELESS, Group Show

    19 Sep - 24 Oct 2014
    In a world of photography where digital 'snaps' are becoming the tedious norm, the Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a show navigating an area of photography that little is known about: the photograph made without a negative. No, not a photogram - but a photograph. We will present a wonderful mix of works, from rare early daguerreotypes through to contemporary takes on these early techniques. Photographs were invented to be reproduced...
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  • Lucien Hervé

    6 Sep - 10 Oct 2014
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of photographs by Lucien Hervé to run alongside Constructing Worlds, Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age at the Barbican Centre (25 September 2014 – 11 January 2015). We will display vintage works together with rare contact sheets that act as a visual “sketch book” offering a rare insight into how Hervé worked. Lucien Hervé (b. László Elkán 1910 -...
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  • William Klein, Gallery Exhibition

    10 Jul - 6 Sep 2014
    As an artist using photography, Klein set out to re-invent the photographic document. His photos, often blurred or out of focus, his high-contrast prints (his negatives were often severely over-exposed), his use of high-grain film and wide angles shocked the established order of the photography world, earning him a reputation as an anti-photographer’s photographer.
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  • Dr. Harold Edgerton, Abstractions

    6 Jun - 2 Aug 2014
    Photography has illuminated so many areas of the 20th century, but none more so than the remarkable work by one of photography’s true pioneers, Dr. Harold Edgerton. As an Institute Professor at MIT, and the inventor of the ‘strobe’ flash in the early 1930’s, the ‘Doc.’ as he was affectionately known, stopped time in its tracks. For the first time we were able to see the wonderful arc of the...
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  • Boris Savelev

    28 May - 27 Jun 2014
    A selection of bold and unusual multi-layered pigment prints by Ukrainian born rocket scientist turned photographer Boris Savelev, who has been documenting Russia for over thirty years. The images unite strong formal qualities - at times an almost Constructivist aesthetic - with the eerie atmospheres of the places he photographs. Much of Boris' work was banned from public exhibition in Russia during the 70s and 80s, including his first body...
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  • Lucas Foglia, Frontcountry

    28 Mar - 24 May 2014
    Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia travelled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United States. Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West. Foglia's work is driven by a desire to tell stories, it conveys an understanding of the land as a resource and...
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  • Sarah Moon, About Colour

    20 Feb - 14 Apr 2014
    It is difficult to summarise Sarah Moon's fantastical photography - almost thirty years of image making has made Sarah Moon a legend in her own lifetime. Well known for her personalised commercial and editorial work since the early 1970s, Moon has continued to investigate a dream world of her own invention, without repetition or compromise. For more than thirty-five years, Moon's heart-stopping fashion images have bucked every so-called commercial trend,...
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  • Bradford Washburn

    5 Dec 2013 - 14 Feb 2014
    Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr. (June 7, 1910 – January 10, 2007) was an American explorer, mountaineer, photographer and cartographer. He started climbing at the age of sixteen, discovering photography at the same time. Washburn travelled the world for eight decades, documenting landscapes from the Grand Canyon to the Alps, from Mount McKinley to the Matterhorn. Ansel Adams called Washburn a 'roving genius of mind and mountains.' He pioneered photographic techniques...
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  • Ishiuchi Miyako, Solo Exhibition

    19 Sep - 26 Oct 2013
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is honoured to host its second major exhibition of work by the highly esteemed Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi. Displayed across all three floors of the gallery, the show will include photographs from her early trilogy ‘Yokosuka Story’(1976-1977), ‘Apartment’(1977-1978), and ‘Endless Night’ (1981); then prints from 'Hiroshima’ and works from her most recent series ‘Silken Dreams’, exhibited now for the very first time outside Japan. Miyako Ishiuchi...
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  • Gunnar Smoliansky

    5 Jul - 30 Aug 2013
    Born on the Swedish island of Gotland, Gunnar Smoliansky was obsessed with the camera from the age of eighteen when he bought his own Rolleiflex. As with Ingmar Bergman who launched his film career a decade after Smoliansky’s birth, he used his homeland almost exclusively as the subject of his work. Also like Bergman, his work is possessed of a quiet intensity. Gloves suspended from a window, a cloud passing...
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  • Chloe Sells, SENESCENCE

    21 Jun - 31 Aug 2013
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is delighted to present a new series of photographic works by Chloe Sells titled Senescence. This exhibition marks the first solo show of Sells' work at Michael Hoppen Contemporary. Informed by extensive travel, residence and immersion in countries foreign to her, Sells explores the question of how places are defined, while speculating on the consequences of human experience of place. Is a place fixed, or continually shifting?...
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  • Nobuyoshi Araki, Infamous, Controversial, Beautiful

    2 May - 8 Jun 2013
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce a new show of work by the Japanese photographer NOBUYOSHI ARAKI. In continuing our exploration and presentation of important Japanese photography, Michael Hoppen Gallery will this year stage major solo shows of two of its grand masters: Nobuyoshi Araki and later in the year, Miyako Ishiuchi. Each an artist with a unique vision and aesthetic, both producing highly charged work in examining the...
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  • SPLINTER, An Independent Photography Dealers Fair

    27 - 28 Apr 2013
    On Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th April 2013, Michael Hoppen has invited 6 private photography dealers to present a wide range of 19th, 20th and 21st century photography. This two-day event will be held over all three floors at 3 Jubilee Place and will offer unique opportunity for new and experienced collectors alike to discover and purchase photographs and rare photo-books from private photography dealers.
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  • Brett Weston, Nudes and Dunes

    2 Apr - 11 Jun 2013
    Brett Weston
    Michael Hoppen is very pleased to exhibit for the first time in the United Kingdom a comprehensive vintage selection of Brett Weston’s Nudes and Dunes. Born in 1911, the son and apprentice of legendary photographer Edward Weston, Brett applied himself to photography from an early age. Moving with his father to Mexico aged thirteen he was introduced to Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and Tina Modotti. His father’s radical sense...
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  • Michael Eastman, Havana 2002 - 2011

    13 Feb - 13 Mar 2013
    We are delighted to unveil an exhibition of Michael Eastman's Havana series. This magical body of work exposes the crumbling interiors and exteriors of Cuba's capital. Inspired by Aaron Siskind, Eastman is transfixed by the textures of architectural decay and the narrative they reveal abou the life of that building. This often leads him into abstraction. The work is built on a strong sense of colour and elaborate compositions. The...
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  • Finders Keepers, Celebrating 20 years of Michael Hoppen Gallery

    12 Dec 2012 - 9 Feb 2013
    To celebrate the gallery’s 20 years, Michael Hoppen unveils the treasures of his extraordinary private photography collection in the gallery’s largest public exhibition to date. Presented over three floors, Finders Keepers brings to light 130 photographic gems, handpicked for their fascinating narrative, masterful technique and historical relevance, ranging from anonymous 19th century pictures to iconic post-war snapshots. Finders Keepers offers a unique journey through hundreds of captivating photographs, full of...
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  • Daido Moriyama, Tights

    7 Sep - 20 Oct 2012
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by one of the giants of Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama. This latest group of pictures entitled 'Tights' is the development of his famous earlier series 'How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido' of 1987, a small selection of images depicting close-up shots of legs in fishnets. The complete series now numbers 20. Our show coincides...
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  • Ellen von Unwerth, Do Not Disturb

    22 Jun - 22 Aug 2012
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to present an exclusive, new body of work from Ellen von Unwerth entitled “Do Not Disturb!”. Straight from the camera to the wall, this latest series of photographs has all the sexy motifs of Ellen’s signature style. The Madonna Inn, LA, sets the scene for these highly stylised and richly coloured images of women, who range from the delicate coquette to robust dominatrix. Each of...
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  • Valérie Belin, Yohoho

    30 May - 28 Jul 2012
    Valérie Belin
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to present the latest series of works by the French artist Valérie Belin. The new exhibition will showcase twelve black and white silver gelatin prints, from her new series YOHOHO.
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  • Christer Strömholm

    20 Apr - 26 May 2012
    Christer Strömholm
    “These are images from another time…These are images of people whose lives I shared…These are images of women – biologically born as men- that we call ‘transsexuals’. As for me, I call them ‘my friends of Place Blanche’. This friendship started here, in the early 60s and it still continues.” Christer Strömholm, 1983.
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  • Alex Prager, Compulsion

    20 Apr - 24 May 2012
    Alex Prager
    Michael Hoppen is pleased to present Compulsion, an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Alex Prager. The exhibition will feature a selection of colour photographs from the series, as well as the artist’s new short film, La Petite Mort, with accompanying film stills. The exhibition will be shown simultaneously in London, Los Angles and New York. MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci has described Prager’s work as “intentionally loaded,” saying “it...
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  • Hisaji Hara

    24 Feb - 31 Mar 2012
    Hisaji Hara
    This exhibition will mark the first European solo show of Hisaji Hara, one of Japan’s brightest new photo stars. Both strange and familiar, Hisaji Hara’s photographs are meticulous recreations of paintings by the highly-revered Polish-French artist, Balthus (1908-2001). Hara creates his images through multiple exposures, all done in-camera without computer manipulation, which coupled with the use of smoke machines and cinematic lighting lends them a wistful, timeless quality akin to...
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  • Guy Bourdin

    2 Feb - 5 Apr 2012
    Guy Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was one of the most radical and influential fashion photographers of the twentieth century. His unique blend of surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages of international magazines such as French Vogue during the 1970s and also became synonymous with the revolutionary advertising campaigns for Charles Jourdan. Rejecting the typical ‘product’ shot in favour of staging unsettling scenarios that hint at consumption, sex...
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  • Boris Savelev, Colour Constructions

    2 Dec 2011 - 21 Jan 2012
    Born in Chernovitz in 1947 Boris Savelev moved to Moscowin 1966, a rocket engineer through his working life, Savelev found photographylater on and has committed himself to this exciting chapter in photography’s short history wholeheartedly. Regarded by many now as one of Russia’s most important living photographers, Savelev is an artist at the peak of his career. Working with Factum in Madrid, Savelev has again used this extraordinary and proprietary...
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  • Group Show, Jerusalem

    7 Oct - 12 Nov 2011
    Through the eyesof three analytical photographers, this exhibition documents British life inthe twentieth century. The pictures seem to capture the simplicity of a by gone era; however, in doing so they also challenge the changes taking place today,forcing us to interrogate our individual responsibilities towards the country we live in. The recession of recent years has hit Britain hard; with the riots of this summer being just one example of...
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  • Alejandro Chaskielberg, High Tide

    8 Sep - 11 Oct 2011
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is delighted to announce HIGH TIDE, an exhibition of new work by Argentinean photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg, overall winner of this year's Sony World Photo Awards. HIGH TIDE is a series of colour photographs taken in the remote Paraná River Delta, Argentina, where Chaskielberg lived and worked from 2007 - 2010. His subjects are local residents of this isolated community who rely on the river for food, work,...
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  • Group Show, Patagonia

    15 Jul - 25 Aug 2011
    Group Show
    In 2001 and 2002 photographer Ken Griffiths set out on three expeditions to the Argentine province of Chubut, the heartland of Welsh Patagonia. Ken visited Chubut in different seasons of the year to follow the trails blazed south and west by intrepid young Welsh pioneers. Between 1870 and 1900 they travelled the interior of the country and reached the Andes along what is now the Chilean frontier. Ken decided that...
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  • Made in Hungary

    9 Jul - 24 Sep 2011
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery, in conjunction with the Royal Academy, is delighted to present an exhibition of rare vintage Hungarian photographs from the early 20th Century. This exhibition includes many rare items from a substantial collection of vintage photographs. The show coincides with the large and important retrospective at the Royal Academy curated by Colin Ford. Both exhibitions celebrate the extraordinary richness of Hungary’s modern photographic tradition with diverse subject...
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  • Simon Norfolk, Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the war in Afghanistan

    13 May - 18 Jun 2011
    John Burke (1843-1900) was the first ever photographer to make pictures in Afghanistan. He accompanied British forces during the invasion that became the Second Anglo-Afghan War from 1878-1880 producing a small number of albums of prints for sale to the general public. These were sold through his studios in Rawalpindi, Peshawar and the summertime mountain retreat of Muree in a region which is now Pakistan but at the time was...
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  • Sohei Nishino, The Diorama Map Series

    24 Feb - 21 Apr 2011
    Sohei Nishino is one of the rising gems of contemporary Japanese photography. Discovered in 2008 by Michael Hoppen, 28 year old Nishino's extraordinary photographic dioramas, monumental in size, map out the artist's personal impressions of the world's major cities in several thousand intimate details. Nishino's collages are not precise geographic recreations, but an imperfect mix of landmarks and iconic features conceived from his personal 're-experiencing' of a city. Never before...
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  • Leopoldo Pomés, Vintage Prints

    9 Dec 2010 - 31 Jan 2011
    Born in Barcelona in 1931, Pomés, a self-taught photographer, had a highly successful and celebrated late career in advertising in his native Spain. However, it is his evocative early photographs of Barcelona that formed the basis of the exhibition. Taken between 1947 and 1969 these vintage photographs of Barcelona show a city in flux. With humour Pomés captures the ancient and the modern existing side by side in post-war Barcelona:...
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  • Group Show, Winter Contemporary

    8 Dec 2010 - 12 Feb 2011
    Group Show
    For it's winter show Michael Hoppen Contemporary presents the work of Japanese artist Yumiko Utsu. If the proto-surrealist painter Arcimboldo had been a sushi chef, his creations might have looked something like Yumiko Utsu’s deliciously unsettling images. Combining the intricate techniques of food photography with the anthropomorphic tendencies of manga, Utsu has an affinity for kitsch shared by British photographer Martin Parr. But instead of taking a strictly documentary approach...
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  • Mary McCartney, From where i stand

    22 Oct - 20 Nov 2010
    From Where I Stand reveals the very best work selected from Mary McCartney’s complete archive from the 1990s to date. This first solo exhibition of work at the gallery will coincide with the book launch of From Where I Stand produced by Thames & Hudson. From portraits to photographs of the raw energy backstage and onstage at fashion shows, rock concerts, the theatre and ballet, as well as vignettes of...
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  • Robert Bergman

    14 Oct - 12 Dec 2010
    “Occasionally there arises an event or a moment that one knows immediately will forever mark a place in the history of artistic endeavor. Robert Bergman’s portraits represent such a moment, such an event.” - Toni Morrison Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to present the very first European show of American photographer Robert Bergman’s color portraits, opening 14 October 2010. In the tradition of spontaneous street photography, Bergman finds fleeting moments...
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  • Shomei Tomatsu & Daido Moriyama

    10 Sep - 10 Oct 2010
    The work of Daido Moryiama and Shomei Tomatsu, the two giants of the Japanese post-war movement presented side by side for the first time in the UK, will be unveiled at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in September. While their photographs differ in style, sentiment is common to both. They address love, anguish and anger with equal power, passion and subtlety. Despite being relatively unknown outside his home country, seventy-seven year...
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  • Group Show, Russia!

    30 Jun - 21 Aug 2010
    Michael Hoppen Gallery is pleased to present a unique selection of rarely viewed Russian photographs: Boris Savelev was born in the Ukraine in 1948 and moved to Moscow in 1966. He is a graduate of the Institute of Aeronautics and joined the Moscow photography club Novator in 1970. He became a full time photographer since 1982and has had numerous exhibitions worldwide. He is one of the best-knownphotographers working in Russia...
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  • Alex Prager, Week End

    10 Jun - 7 Jul 2010
    Alex Prager
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary will present the most recent work by rising American photographer Alex Prager. Following the success of her 2008 critically acclaimed exhibit, The Big Valley , the exhibition will stage the continuation of Prager’s Los Angeles narrative, as she contrives the next generation of retro-modern damsels. Women adorned with wigs and staged in neon Californian landscapes result in timeless, eerie and compelling images. Her large-format Technicolor photographs draw...
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  • Daniele Tamagni and Araminta de Clermont

    7 May - 5 Jun 2010
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to bring together two contemporary photographers who have documented the sartorial expressions of particular communities in the Congo and South Africa.Daniele Tamagni and Araminta de Clermont befriend their respective subjects and utilize the camera to create unique records of their chosen circles. Tamagni’s images brilliantly capture the energy and pride of ‘Les Sapeurs’ of Brazzaville in Congo. The works are highly spirited, with bold displays...
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  • Miroslav Tichý

    28 Apr - 29 May 2010
    The recently unknown photographic work of Czech artist Miroslav Tichy has become a noteworthy presence in the worlds of photography and contemporary art over the last few years. Timeless and uncategorizable, Tichy's work captures the women of Kijov, from the artist's native city in Moravia. On 28 April 2010, the Michael Hoppen Gallery will bring together unique photographs, previously unseen in the UK, created in the 1960's by Tichy with...
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  • Yoshihiko Ueda, QUINAULT

    24 Mar - 1 May 2010
    The images Ueda created are potent with the seductive otherworldliness and glowing dampness of the wet terrain. Deep, dark greens and blues reflect the intensity of Ueda’s time in the forest and the spiritual connection he had with Quinault. “The brushwood wheezed, the moss shown an impossibly phosphorescent green that seemed to radiate from everywhere over the mammoth trees that strained heavenward. A manifold of living colors interfused, saturated with...
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  • Fernand Fonssagrives

    14 Jan - 25 Apr 2010
    Fernand Fonssagrives
    The Michael Hoppen gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of work by one of America’s foremost fashion photographers Fernand Fonssagrives. Once the highest paid photographers in the world, he was ambivalent about the acclaim he received in his chosen field, preferring to remain anonymous. Little was written about him, even at the peak of his success. He was linked to the early ‘Design Laboratory’ classes of Alexey Brodovitch, and...
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  • Kishin Shinoyama, NUDE

    14 Jan - 20 Feb 2010
    Still hard at work well into his late 70s, Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama's images have lost none of the potency that would make his 1960's nude studies so revered and sensationalized in equal measure. Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to announce the first exhibition of his work in the UK, which will focus on his most iconic series- Birth, Twin, Death Valley, Brown Lilly and Phantom, as well as studies...
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  • It's a crime to take photographs this good, Early photographs by Weegee

    25 Nov 2009 - 9 Jan 2010
    Always in the right place at the right time, Weegee's lense was perpetually aimed the visceral and sometimes violent city of New York. In 1993, Wilma Fellig Weegee's widow, bequeathed his entire archive of original prints to the ICP in New York, and we are delighted to offer selected pieces of this unique photographers work which includes many images never previously seen in the UK. Weegee photographed New York in...
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  • Group Show , C O L O U R

    25 Nov 2009 - 9 Jan 2010
    Group Show
    How do you describe colour? Even the dictionary definition of it is poetic: That aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of the light reflected or emitted by them, definable in terms of the observer or of the light.
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  • Ellen von Unwerth, Fräulein

    14 Oct - 21 Nov 2009
    Ellen von Unwerth worked as a fashion model for ten years before moving behind the camera. Quoted as saying '(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed,' her erotically charged images of models, film and music stars are as well know asthe subjects of the photographs themselves. The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce ‘Fräulein’; a show of personal favourites and never previously...
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  • Group Show, Starting with a Photograph

    10 Sep - 17 Oct 2009
    Group Show
    Michael Hoppen Contemporary is delighted to collaborate with Saatchi Online for an exhibition of work by six artists, hand-picked from the Saatchi Gallery website. Entitled Starting with a Photograph, the key criterion is that the work must begin with a photographic image -found or made. Beyond that, each piece is unique, sharing only an interest in exploring and expanding the limits of photography. The exhibition will take place at Michael...
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  • Group Show , Revive

    27 Jul - 5 Sep 2009
    Group Show
    As an antidote to the misery of hot, sticky mid season sales shopping on the King’s Road, Michael Hoppen Contemporary will treat visitors to an exhibition intended to visually refresh and revive them. A group show containing images of cool water, ice,snowy climes and lagoon like pools has been chosen, to counteract what may well be the hottest summer for many years.
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  • A Gallerist's Choice

    19 Jun - 13 Oct 2009
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce our summer show - 'A Gallerist's Choice'. Delving into our substantial holdings of rare photographs at the gallery, we have selected a stunning array of beautiful and rarely seen images to savour and enjoy. This is a rare opportunity to buy these seldom seen images. Works by Abelardo Morell, Peter Beard, William Klein, Alexander Rodchenko, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Roger Mayne, Desiree...
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  • Ofer Wolberger , (Life with) Maggie

    4 Jun - 25 Jul 2009
    Maggie is a fictional character who seems transported from another time and place, one presumably set in the past. Maggie has a life of her own as well as a unique style and personality. She travels around the contemporary world, but is attracted to sites with a slippery sense of time. Like the typical tourist, Maggie poses in front of objects and environments that suit her temperament, befriends the local...
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  • Boris Savalev , 31 Years

    21 Apr - 26 Jun 2009
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce ’31 Years’; an exhibition of work by Boris Savelev, one of Russia’s most important and renowned photographers. It will be the first time his work will be shown in the UK. ‘31 Years’ is a series of photographs created by Savelev from 1976 to 2006. It documents not only his changing sensibilities and aesthetic concerns; light and form, flashes of colour, moments...
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  • Ishiuchi Miyako, 1906 to the Skin/Yokosuka Story

    11 Mar - 20 Apr 2009
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is honoured to host the first European retrospective of work by Miyako Ishiuchi, Japan’s foremost female photographer. Taking over both floors of the gallery, it will be the first time images from the series ‘Mother’s’ (2000-2005), ‘1906 To the Skin’ (1991-1993) and ‘Yokosuka Story’ (1976-1977) have been shown in Britain. Curated by Dutch photographer and Japan- ese photography specialist Machiel Botman, the exhibition comes to us...
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  • Sergei Vasiliev, Russian Criminal Tattoos

    18 Feb - 7 Mar 2009
    Bodies as Text Sergei Vasiliev Between 1948 to 2005, 3,000 drawings were compiled by prison warden and ethnographer Danzing Baldaev of the tattoos of the inmates. Supported by the KGB, who recognised the usefulness of such a document, these drawings were supplemented by photographs by Sergei Vasiliev, a fellow warden. In 2003, the publisher Fuel began repackaging the sketches and photographs into the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia. The Michael Hoppen...
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  • Group Show, Secret City

    25 Nov 2008 - 20 Jan 2009
    Group Show
    Jason Langer and Robert Doisneau. Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition exploring two very different perspectives on a city theme this December. Images from Secret City, Langer’s ten year retrospective of urban portraits and nudes will be shown alongside rare vintage prints documenting Doisneau’s sixty year love affair with Paris and its inhabitants. Robert Doisneau’s name and iconic images have become synonymous with what we know of...
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  • Sarah Moon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    16 Oct - 22 Nov 2008
    For over three decades, Sarah Moon has been making fantastically personal images. This October her prolific career will be celebrated with the publication of a new and comprehensive book of her extraordinary work, and the launch of two exciting satellite exhibitions in London. Firstly the Royal College of Art, will exhibit over 150 black and white photographs and large-scale color works, spanning Sarah Moon’s entire career, and two new film...
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  • Lucien Hervé

    3 Sep - 11 Oct 2008
    “It is known that Le Corbusier was interested in the metamorphic process unique to photography” the inverting of black and white from negative to print. It offered the analogy of the conciliation of opposites, a theme underlying much of his work. Hervé’s images are singed with the blackness of shadows set against expanses of white. This often stark portrayal of volumes and the distances between them sets up a deep...
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  • Joseph Szabo, Jones Beach

    1 Aug - 18 Sep 2008
    For the past 30 years against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Joseph Szabo has captured the melting pot of humanity on one of the America’s busiest beaches. We are delighted to announce Jones Beach, our second exhibition of photographs by Szabo. Amongst the sea of bodies on Jones Beach, Szabo’s camera isolates both rare moments of introspection and unashamed exuberance. Images of tanned muscle men, a catwalk display of...
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  • Miroslav Tichy

    12 Jun - 1 Sep 2008
    Miroslav Tichy
    For thirty years, Miroslav Tichy took up to one hundred photographs each day pursuing his artistic obsession of the female form. Dressed in rags and using a homemade camera, Tichy captured the universe of people in the small town of Brno in the Czech Republic. He is truly one of the great ‘finds’ of an unknown artist who worked for years in complete isolation on the periphery of the art...
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  • Ruth Orkin

    1 Jun - 15 Jul 2008
    Ruth Orkin
    Co-curated by Orkin's daughter, Mary Engel, the exhibition will feature rarely seen photographs from Orkin's travelogue encapsulating the tourist's experience in Italy alongside iconic images spanning Orkin’s career.
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  • Group Show, The New York School

    17 Apr - 7 Jun 2008
    Between the late 1930s and the early 1960s a group of young photographers living and working in New York City redefined street photography. This group of artists became known as The New York School. These photographers documented the post war energy and exotic chaos of New York City as it evolved from the crisis years of the Great Depression and the Second World War through to the social turbulence of...
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  • Mirella Ricciardi

    22 Feb - 5 Apr 2008
    Mirella Ricciardi’s African pictures have the integrity of spontaneous, intuitive documents made with the deep love of someone who knew and understood their subject. There is nothing voyeuristic here, no sense of exploitation of the exotic, rather a sense of Mirella’s tender, familial engagement, and her considerable respect for the inherent nobility of what was before her lens. The small selection of portraits made in 1968 and now on exhibition...
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  • Group Show, The Bold and the Beautiful

    6 Dec 2007 - 26 Jan 2008
    Group Show
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of enduring photographs from the John Kobal Foundation, encapsulating the golden era of Hollywood. Spanning a period of over 25 years the exhibition will include portraits of Greta Garbo, Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, and Rita Hayworth – the bold and the beautiful. Captured in dramatic black and white by photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull, George Hurrell, Laszlo Willinger, Ted...
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  • Eyes Of An Island, Group show - Japanese Photography

    4 Oct - 1 Dec 2007
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery, in collaboration with Studio Equis, is delighted to announce a major exhibition of influential Japanese photography dating from 1945 to the present day. This exhibition will bring together some of the most important and iconic images by recognised masters including Shomei Tomatsu, Daido Moriyama, Hiroshi Hamaya, Shigeichi Nagano, Hiromi Tsuchida, and Eikoh Hosoe. Whilst much of this work has been exhibited at major museums world wide:...
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  • Matthew Pillsbury , LONDON

    12 - 29 Sep 2007
    Matthew Pillsbury
    Further to his photographs of the unseen world of the iconic museums and attractions in New York, we are delighted to announce the second UK exhibition of work by Matthew Pillsbury - LONDON. Freezing the passage of time is the camera’s most conventional trick. American artist, Matthew Pillsbury, takes this further and his photographs capture the experience of time, both physically and psychologically. Utilizing his definitive style of natural light...
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  • Alfred Eisenstaedt

    28 Jun - 1 Aug 2007
    Alfred Eisenstaedt - The father of photojournalism We are delighted to announce an exhibition of vintage photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt - “the father of photojournalism”. In a photographic career spanning sixty years Eisenstaedt was the first to consistently practice candid-camera photography, and in his own words, “photographed more people than any other photographer.” His photographs have featured on the front cover of LIFE magazine 92 times and he travelled the...
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  • Colin Jones, The Black House

    1 - 27 Jun 2007
    Thirty years since Colin Jones’ seminal exhibition of The Black House at the Photographer’s Gallery, the Michael Hoppen Gallery is proud to announce a new exhibition of one of the most volatile photography projects of the 1970s. In 1973, Colin Jones was commissioned by the Sunday Times Magazine to illustrate a front cover article entitled On the edge of the Ghetto about the Harambee housing project in Islington, known as...
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  • Edward Quinn, A Day's Work

    26 Apr - 17 Jun 2007
    Edward Quinn
    We are delighted to announce the first UK exhibition of vintage prints by Edward Quinn. Best known for his photographs of celebrities on the French Riviera in the 1950s, to label Quinn a celebrity photographer would be to reduce both him and his work. The exhibition will also include his later portraits of artists, writers and politicians along with documentary work on the gypsies in the Camargue and evocative portraits...
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  • Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo

    1 Feb - 10 Mar 2007
    Hunter S. Thompson
    We enthusiastically announce the first UK exhibition of photographs of and by American iconic author and journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. These photographs, many previously unseen and from Thompson’s own personal archives show a visual history and insight into the strange and wonderful world of Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson’s innovative style of Gonzo journalism, a blurring between author and subject, fiction and non-fiction, made him one of the greatest and most...
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  • Peter Beard, Time's Up

    29 Nov 2006 - 3 Jan 2007
    Peter Beard once described himself as the ‘ultimate lazy-man’ and ‘someone who has never made plans for anything’. This in many ways could not be further from the truth. Not unlike Verloc in Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent who was equally portrayed as a lazy but not immoral man. A consummate observer who watches and reacts through his art, Peter has the stamina of a man half his age. He...
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  • Flip Shulke, Hero

    26 Oct - 3 Nov 2006
    Flip Shulke
    Almost 50 years ago, a young photographer from Minnesota produced one of the most memorable sporting images in American history. It was through Flip Schulke’s inimitable underwater photographs that a young Muhammad Ali was first featured in LIFE magazine. Schulke also went on to produce equally seminal pictures of another 20th Century icon - Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement, opening the eyes of many American...
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  • David Parker, Sirens II

    12 Oct - 14 Nov 2006
    “The siren’s song is also the song of art, which charms and fascinates us into the ego-diminishing state of aesthetic enchantment, perhaps the goal and consolation of all art” David Parker Then all at once the wind fell, and a calm came over all of the sea, as though some power lulled the swell Homer, The Odyssey David Parker’s panoramic photographs of solitary rock stacks inhabit the threshold between our...
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  • Emil Otto Hoppé, Hoppé's London

    12 Sep - 7 Oct 2006
    Emil Otto Hoppé
    “His photographs have managed to outlast fashion – one of the rare achievements of photographic history.” Cecil Beaton In the early 20th Century, Emil Otto Hoppé produced one of the most unique photographic documents of London. Over 35 years he captured the city at a critical point in its transition from a 19th Century city into a modern metropolis. We are delighted to announce the first ever exhibition of the...
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  • Group Show, Botanicals

    23 May - 1 Jul 2006
    Group Show
    Botanicals, an exhibition of floral photographs to coincide with this years’ Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibition spans over a century of botanical photography from the early pioneering work of Fox Talbot, rare photogravures by Karl Blossfeldt, to the contemporary Robert Mapplethorpe, Nobuyoshi Araki and the first UK exhibition of striking new colour work by Ron van Dongen. The flower has always inspired artists and photographers alike. The photographers in this...
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  • Group Show, Miroslav Tichy & Jacques Henry Lartigue

    11 - 17 May 2006
    At first glance, Miroslav Tichý, a down and out from the Czech Republic, and Jacques Henri Lartigue, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century, have very little in common. Upon closer inspection there are striking similarities, in both subject matter and approach, in the work of these two artists and their stories are uncannily parallel despite their disparate backgrounds. It is for this reason that The Michael Hoppen...
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  • Sarah Moon, Circus

    23 Apr - 31 May 2005
    Sarah Moon
    Sarah Moon’s Circus brings together the powerful ingredients of fairytale darkness, beauty and tragedy. This will be the first time Circus has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and is Moon’s second exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery. The exhibition consists of 35 silver gelatin prints executed on the set of Moon’s recent film Circus, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl. Circus follows multiple narratives of circus performers:...
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  • Joseph Szabo, Teenage

    8 Mar - 6 Apr 2005
    Joseph Szabo has a rare gift for capturing the spirit of his students at Malverne High School perched precariously between puberty and adulthood - no longer children but not quite adults. For 25 years he recorded their sensitivity, pretensions, passions and confusion in this series of extraordinary images. Some of his subjects are sweetly self-conscious whilst others are self-assured beyond their years. Szabo captures the pathological significance of clothes, the...
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