Next week our son, who is 17 and studying photography, is going to London to visit a few photographic exhibitions which are currently showing at Tate Modern, The National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House.
Tate Modern is featuring two photographic exhibitions, one of which features photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe during her brief career and the work of two urban photographers, William Klein, from New York and Daido Moriyama from tokyo, whose work mirrors each other in both style and content.
Image of urban Tokyo by Daido Moriyama
Candy Store by William Klein
The National Portrait gallery is showcasing the work of this years entrants of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait prize, which is awarded each year to emerging and working photographers. Both exhibitions should be really inspirational to the students and give them an insight into the quality of work which is required to break into this competitive industry.
Two of the entrants to this years Taylor Wessing competition
And of course the Tim Walker exhibition, which I previously blogged about, which is showing at Somerset House. I’ve given him instructions to come home bearing gifts, well at least a catalogue from the Tim Walker exhibition.