Photographers’ Gallery to Close for Major Redevelopment

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London’s Photographers’ Gallery will close on 19 September for major redevelopment. When the gallery reopens in late 2011 it will boast three floors of gallery space, a ground floor café, a bigger bookshop, better accessibility and a whole floor dedicated to learning.

“We’re bursting at the seams,” said the gallery’s director Brett Rogers. “With the Sally Mann show, we’ve been getting eight to 10 thousand visitors a week.”

The new gallery will have room for larger scale works and more exhibitions.  It will also respond to the changing landscape of photography, with a digital wall where members of the public can upload their own photos.

During the closure, look out for pop-up Photographers’ Gallery exhibitions around London:

The gallery’s lecture series will also continue at various London venues, including a series of “photography socials” at Soho pubs and bars.

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  1. Good to hear some positive news with all the cuts going on in the arts communities. I look forward to the reopening in 2011.