Spectrum Photographic recommended Photography Exhibitions for July- August

There are so many amazing photography exhibitions to see lately; sadly we couldn’t include them all. But here are our top five exhibitions to visit this summer!

Revelations: Experiments in Photography at Media Space, London

20th March – 13th September

Discover the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition, featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.

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Ori Gerhst, Time After Time: Blow Up No. 3, 2007

Simon Roberts, National Property: The Picturesque Imperfect at Flowers Gallery, London.

8th July – 8th August

Further to Simon Roberts’ previous major bodies of work: We English (2009); The Election Project (2010) and Pierdom (2013); Roberts has turned his attention to heritage sites across England, exploring themes of identity, memory and nationhood through our everyday interactions with the landscape.

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Simon Roberts, Mullion Cove, Mullion, 2014
Simon Roberts, Mullion Cove, Mullion, 2014


Sophy Rickett and Bettina Von Zwhel, Album 31 at The Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

19th June- 29th August

Album 31 is an exhibition featuring new work by Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl.  The artists were commissioned by GRAIN to respond to the Library’s photographic archives, specifically those of Victorian photographer and parliamentarian Sir Benjamin Stone.

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Miscellaneous, page 20, Sir Benjamin Stone Collection, Library of Birmingham


Open 1 at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

16th May – 23rd August

The current exhibition at Open Eye Gallery sees six artists explore and interpret the category of photographic portraiture from a global perspective. Open 1 marks an exhibition of photography selected from Open Eye’s submission channels, with four artists from the UK, one from California and one from Australia each presenting a body of work which considers portraiture against a fast-changing economic and socio-political scenario.

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Helen Marshall & Risang Yuwono, Project Tobong, 2012


Dominic Hawgood, Under the Influence at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin

3rd July – 31st July

Dominic Hawgood explores evangelical Christianity amongst African churches around London. Hawgood focuses on the theatricality on deliverance and exorcism by borrowing the performative gestures and objects which he had encountered during the ceremonies. His highly stylised images are reminiscent of advertisement campaigns, which have been realised in a visually intelligent and persuasive installation.

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Dominic Hawgood, Under the Influence, Rise Up You Are Free , ​2014