New acquisitions: Photo London

  • 18 August 2017

As part of the Paul Mellon Centre's ongoing mission to collect more photographic publications for the Collections, the Library has recently acquired all three catalogues for Photo London.

Photo London is a Fair that was created to give London an international photography event and to showcase a selection of the world's leading galleries and emerging artists, the catalogues for each year include over 250 pictures from all previous fair exhibitors.



The 2017 catalogue features Image Atlas by Taryn Simon, with an introductory essay by Sean O’Hagan, Photography Critic at The Guardian and Observer. Also features Thresholds by Mat Collishaw, David Hurn’s Swaps by Magnum Photos with an introduction by David Hurn and Martin Parr, and Looking for Langston by Isaac Julien.

The 2016 catalogue features Sticks and Stones… by Sir Don McCullin, with an introductory essay by Francis Hodgson, Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton. Also features Craigie Horsfield, with an introduction by Polly Fleury, Curator of Special Projects Wilson Centre of Photography, and Photoprovocations by Sergy Chilikov with an introduction by Olga Sviblova, Director Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.

The 2015 catalogue features Beneath the Surface, a specially commissioned exhibition of rarely seen works from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Photographic Collection with an introductory essay by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Also features Genesis in Platinum by Sebastião Salgado, and Prostitute by Kaveh Golestan.

The catalogues are now available for readers to use in our Library.