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:
- FrenchMottershead will take to the streets of Soho with their quirky, interactive work
- Anders Petersen will invite people to be photographed in his London hotel room
- Fiona Tan will create an exhibition based on Londoners’ family albums
- The Deutsche BÃ¶rse Photography Prize 2011 will take place at Ambika P3
The gallery’s lecture series will also continue at various London venues, including a series of “photography socials” at Soho pubs and bars.
For more information see www.photonet.org.uk