The Centre for British Photography is proving to be an excellent addition to the London gallery scene, going some way to compensate for the loss of the Getty Images Gallery which closed in Jan 2019.
I visited recently to catch the last days of the Landscape Trauma exhibition, which featured the work of Keith Arnatt, John Blakemore, Victor Burgin, John Davies, Willie Doherty, Melanie Friend, Fay Godwin, Paul Hart, Paul Hill, Roshini Kempadoo, Simon Norfolk, Ingrid Pollard, Paul Seawright, Mitra Tabrizian, and Jane and Louise Wilson.
The gallery explained the theme:
Landscape Trauma explores the different ways in which we impact the landscape and suggests that nature cannot be viewed without considering our relationship to it.
Landscape is understood as a site of history and conflict as well as the subject of more recent human interventions that include farming, industry, oil exploration, tourism, terrorism and war.
Centre for British Photography
49 Jermyn Street,
London, SW1Y 6LX
- Monday and Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 6pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm