Photo London is back for its second edition, featuring works from 80 world-leading international galleries – including selections from private galleries and institutions.
Founded in 2015, the exhibition aims to bring groundbreaking works from across the globe in addition to photography from London's burgeoning creative scene, bringing a mix of international talent to one of art's most important cities and creating the rich melting pot that London strives to be.
Exhibiting alongside well-renowned photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth and Lillian Bassman, is contemporary Russian photographer Sergei Chilikov. His works, through soft and muted tones, capture the dichotomy of a 90s Russia at the end of the Soviet rule - a country in a state between modernity and suppression. Through his photography, Chilikov depicts the interaction between Russian citizens in their interior spaces and the Russian landscape outside.
To complete the international line-up, Somerset House will be displaying major exhibitions by acclaimed photojournalist Don McCullin – this year's Master of Photography – and Craigie Horsfield, who has been nominated for the Turner Prize. The opening of the major fair will coincide with the announcement of Magnum's 10 winners of the Graduate Photography Award.
Photo London will be exhibiting at Somerset House on May 19-22