London Art Fair 2017

Photography Focus Day

SIAN DAVEY from the series 'Martha'

Sian Davey, from the series ‘Martha’. Exhibiting in Photo50.


London Art Fair has built up a strong reputation for photography within the main Fair, Art Projects and Photo50.

Photography Focus Day takes place at London Art Fair 2017 on Wednesday 18 January with guided tours, artist talks and panel discussions exploring contemporary photographic practice.

Melanie Manchot, '11-18' Intallation view, Exhibiting in Photo50

Melanie Manchot, ’11-18′ Intallation view. Exhibiting in Photo50

Frances Kearney, Untitled I, 2015. Exhibiting in Photo50

Frances Kearney, Untitled I, 2015. Exhibiting in Photo50

The programme so far:

12pm – 1pm
Made Together: participating and collaborating in photographic practice
Three artists presenting work in Photo50 ‘Gravitas’ discuss their practice with curator Christiane Monarchi.

2pm & 5pm
Photography Highlights Tours

An introduction to photography for sale across the Fair, led by critic and art historian Jean Wainwright.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
Style and Identity in association with Photoworks

A panel discussion from contributors to the latest Photoworks Annual

3pm – 4pm
Material Matters: On making and the physicality of photography
Christiane Monarchi chairs a discussion looking at the importance of materiality in contemporary photographic practice.

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Contemporary Collections in association with The Photographers’ Gallery

Brett Rogers explores current trends and opportunities for collecting photography, with panellists offering perspective from both public and private collections.

All Photography Focus Day events are free to attend with a valid Fair ticket or invitation.


Further details and speakers will be announced in November. Please subscribe to the Fair’s newsletter for the latest news.