While I was in London over Christmas, I went and had a look at two photography exhibitions.
The first was the Landscape Photographer of the Year. This seems to have moved from the National Theatre to Waterloo Station, and I’m not sure it’s for the better. I guess there maybe more footfall, and supposedly the pictures are displayed on a huge screen above the concourse (although I didn’t see any), but I don’t think the general presentation of the pictures was very good. It all seemed a bit cramped. As you would expect though, there are some fantastic shots – not many where you think, “really??”. So it’s well worth going to see and especially as it’s free (Although all the photos are online anyway).
The second exhibition was the Taylor-Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. This is the second time I’ve been, and I really like this exhibition, but there are always some photos that you aren’t sure how the got in! Again though there are some excellent pictures although the winning one actually looked more like a painting. I wasn’t sure if it had been processed or that’s how it came out due to the light. There is a charge for the exhibition, but I bought the book and you get the ticket priced knocked off… which is nice.