London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

Here’s a series of photos from my walk around central London yesterday, including scenes from the BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, the Photographer’s Gallery and some snaps from around Soho.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

My first stop was at the Photographer’s Gallery, where I took a quick look around the bookshop and saw some excellent prints from the Tish Murtha exhibition that is currently on display in the main gallery.

I’ll definitely return to see the full show soon. Here’s a video about the photographer.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

There’s a fantastic bookstore in the basement of the Photographer’s Gallery.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

And they still sell old fashioned Ilford film!

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

Walking down to the National Portrait Gallery.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

A mystery queue.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

Closing time at the market.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

Looking at the work on show in this year’s BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

The work was stunning.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

The first prize winner, ‘An Angel At My Table’ by Miriam Escofet was an astonishing piece of work.  See all the winners here.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

There’s plenty to see in the Gallery.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

In Room 29 can be found, ‘Photography: A Public Art, 1840 – 1939,’ displaying classic images and rarely seen gems of artists, writers and actors by Edward Steichen, James Abbe, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding among others.

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

London photos: BP Portrait Prize, street scenes and sculptures, July 2018

More info

BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London
WC2H 0HE
General enquiries
020 7306 0055