Art Out: Photo London to Open Fourth Annual Fair, Featuring its 2018 Master of Photography Edward Burtynsky
By: Erica Dalton
Photo London will launch the fourth edition of its annual fair on Thursday, May 17, 2018, following its preview on May 16. The fair will run through May 20, taking place at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA. It is presented in association with FT Weekend.
The chosen 2018 Photo London Master of Photography is Edward Burtynsky. A fine art photographer from Canada, Burtynsky’s current project is titled Anthropocene, a term proposed by expert geologists and environmentalists to define the earth’s present geological age.
The project studies humans’ manipulation and impact on the earth’s deeply interconnected systems. Choice work from this undertaking will be featured at the Photo London fair, in addition to a recently developed Augmented Reality (AR) experience, as Burtynsky is recognized for his determination to transcend accepted technological boundaries in his craft. Burtynsky will also be contributing as one of the speakers in the Photo London Talks Programme on the first day of the fair, Thursday, May 17.
Below is more of Burtynsky's work from his Anthropocene project that will appear at the fair. You can continue to explore his work and read about his other accomplishments at https://www.edwardburtynsky.com.
This year’s Public Programme will be comprised of both still and moving image. It will also include special exhibitions that exemplify new technologies such as AR.
Showcasing 111 galleries from 18 different countries, the occasion promises to celebrate the work of various renowned artists, while also producing and amplifying awareness of emerging talent from within the international photography community.
One of the international photographers exhibited will be Arko Datto, who is currently located in India. An example of his work is pictured below, and you can explore more from him on his website: http://www.arkodatto.com/welcome.
Said Founding Directors of Photo London Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad, “The 2018 edition of Photo London is set to be the biggest ever and we look forward to showcasing the very best of the past, present and future of photography for our visitors to Somerset House in May.”
Tickets to the event are available for purchase by the public on the organization’s website homepage: www.photolondon.org.