Street London 2018 - Dorothy Bohm

Again! Nick did the business and got the wonderful Dorothy Bohm  to not only do a documentary but also to attend Street London. Credit to and

We are extremely fortunate to have Dorothy Bohm’s involvement with STREET LONDON this year – a woman whose photography so aptly fits this year’s theme of the ‘Borders of Street Photography’. We will share our exclusive interview with Dorothy and, depending on her energy levels at 94, we hope she can join us in on Sunday August 19th in person to take part in our panel discussion and sign books. 

Born in 1924 in East Prussia, Dorothy was sent to England in 1939 to escape Nazism. She studied photography in Manchester and established her own portrait studio at 21. Dorothy exhibited at the ICA alongside Don McCullin before co-founding The Photographers’ Gallery with Sue Davies in 1971. As Associate Director for 15 years she worked with the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, Bill Brandt, Tony Ray Jones, and André Kertész. Dorothy was most known for her black and white work but then became an early adopter of colour photography. She refuses to be pigeonholed into any one genre and is a skilled portraitist, landscape and street photographer capturing life, light, and textures of cities around the world.
Dorothy is considered one of the doyennes of British Photography with 15 books published and numerous exhibitions. Her Sussex work is currently on exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester until 2nd September, and she has an upcoming exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood in November 2018.

“I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.”

Street London 2018- Panel Discussion 3

Third of the panel discussions. Credit to and

PANEL DISCUSSION III – The Ethics and Morality of Street Photography: taking recent controversial images and projects as a starting point, we will explore the right of the photographer to create an uncensored record of public life and the rights of people in public to a degree of privacy in a public place. Should we have a voluntary code of conduct?

Street London 2018 - Joel Meyerowitz

I mean, come on.. Its JOEL MEYEROWITZ!!!

Much kudos to Nick Turpin for this one. 

Joel being Joel.

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Street London 2018 - Women In Street

Third talk of the Sunday by the ever so wonderful Women In Street. Credit to and

Women in Street – Eléonore SimonSusana Soler and Roza Vulf

Founded in 2016, @womeninstreet is a social media project on several platforms for women street photographers. Showcase, promotion, community, network, and resources for emerging and established artists.

We are on InstagramFacebookTumblr, and publish the blogzine Her Side of the Street. The publication provides a showcase platform for contemporary artists, featuring interviews and views from established artists, and exposure opportunities for emerging photographers. The publication’s monthly “galleries” also celebrate women curators, photo editors, and photographers who regularly guest curate exhibitions published on the blog.

Ongoing submission opportunities are available through our Facebook and Instagram. As one entity existing on several platforms, photos submitted through one @womeninstreet platform may be featured on another.

To provide networking opportunities and promote visibility, we maintain a directory in the form of a “World Map of Women Street Photographers.” We keep an updated guide to resources for women photographers. 

Community founder and magazine editor is Casey Meshbesher.


Street London 2018 - Panel Discussion 2

First of the Sunday talks. Credit to and


PANEL DISCUSSION II – How to Work as a Street Photographer: Street Photography is probably the least commercial form of photography, two working street photographers Matt Stuart and Nick Turpin join commercial director of Magnum, Tim Paton who has represented them both, to discuss getting and producing editorial, design and advertising commissions.

Street London 2018 - Matt Stuart

First talk of the Sunday. Credit to and


Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded. A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. Matt’s father introduced him to photography, handing over books by Robert Frank & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ever since then, photography has been Matt’s overriding passion, although he’s still quite interested in skateboards and girls.
Instagram @mattu1

Street London 2018 - David Gaberle

The sixth and final talk for the day. Credit to and


David was born in Prague, two weeks after the communist regime collapsed in Czechoslovakia in 1989. He picked up a camera while on an intermission from his degree in anthropology at UCL. At first, the camera was a therapeutic tool that helped him deal with the overwhelming rush-hours on the way to work as a bartender in one of Prague’s jazz clubs. By 2015, the camera became a research instrument and David traveled for eight months through some of the world’s largest cities to capture photos for his debut book Metropolight. Due to a successful Kickstarter campaign and the support of Harry Gruyaert and Michael Mack, the book was distributed to over 40 countries. The curator David Campany ranks it among the two best photobooks of 2017. David is now living in Prague and working on his next book.
Instagram @davidgaberle

Street London 2018 - Zed Nelson

The fifth presentation of the Festival. Credit to and

Zed Nelson is a photographer known for long term projects that explore contemporary society, with work that inhabits the intersection between art and documentary.

Nelson has published three monographs; “Gun Nation”, “Love Me” and “A Portrait of Hackney”, with these projects also exhibited in solo shows worldwide. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Britain (UK) and is in the permanent collection of the V&A museum and National Portrait Gallery, London.

Nelson has received numerous awards, including First Prize in the World Press Photo Competition, and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, USA.
Instagram @zed_nelson

Street London 2018 - Spotlight Sessions

The fourth presentation of the Festival. Credit to and

Spotlight – Charlie Kwai, Polly Rusyn, Nikolic Bojan, CJ Crosland, Kristof Vande Velde and Ryan Hardman, six emerging street photographers, will take to the stage for 10 minutes each to  share their work.

Street London 2018 - Panel Discussion 1

The third presentation of the Festival. Credit to and

PANEL DISCUSSION I – Exploring the Borders of Street Photography: the discussion of what is and isn’t a Street Photograph expands with the growing popularity of the approach. We look at where ‘traditional’ Street Photography meets Art, Documentary and Conceptual image making in public places.

Street London 2018 - Julie Hrudova - Street Repeat

The second talk of the Festival. Credit to and

Julie Hrudova (1988) was born in Prague but now lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Represented by the Hollandse Hoogte agency, Hrudova has worked with a variety of publications, including CBS News, The Guardian and VICE News. Her work has also been exhibited in numerous shows, on an international scale. In 2017 she won the EyeEm Award in the Street Photographer category. In 2018 the Leisure series was awarded with the third prize at the Italian Street Photography Festival. Hrudova also works as photo editor at RTL News in The Netherlands. Instagram @hrudography

Street London 2018 - Simon Roberts

The first talk of the Festival. Credit to and

Simon Roberts’ award-winning work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging.

Magnum Photos Now - Bruce Gilden In Conversation With Emma Chetcuti

Iconic Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden is joined in conversation by Emma Chetcuti, Director at Multistory, to discuss his distinct approach to photography.

It was Magnum Photos founder Robert Capa who famously professed “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”, but it was iconic Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden who made this dictum his defining factor. 
For Gilden, physical proximity to his subjects is paramount, which, combined with his signature use of flash, make for photographs that invite the viewer to explore his subjects’ imperfections in the most minute and vivid detail. 
In conversation with Emma Chetcuti, director at Multistory, this latest instalment of Magnum Photos Now, will explore what distance means in photography for the photographer, the subject, but also for the viewer. 


Bruce Gilden - Photo London - 18th May 2018

Photo London and Leica Camera present TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, a talk with Leica ambassador and photographer Bruce Gilden. The talk will explore Gilden’s unique and intriguing street photography and his powerful large-scale portraits. Gilden photographs focus on strong characters and to apply Robert Capa’s mantra to his own work: “if the picture isn’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”.

Bruce Gilden joined Magnum Photos in 1998 and became a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013.

Bruce Gilden’s work from Farm Boys and Farm Girls USA will be on display at Photo London 2018 in the Leica Collectors Lounge located in the Fair’s new River Terrace pavilion.

The artist will also be signing books on Thursday 17 May and Saturday 19 May.

Thomas Struth - Vanishing Point - In Conversation With Tobia Bezzola - Photo London 18th May 2018

Join Thomas Struth and Tobia Bezzola as they interrogate Struth’s photographic subjects, technique and influences. Whilst people are conspicuously absent from his street sense of 1970s Düsseldorf, New York and Paris, his renowned images of museums and family portraits are crowded with people. Investigate how Struth’s photographs reveal the cultural, historical and psychological intricacies of looking which permeate through contemporary culture.

Thomas Struth is a German photographer whose work builds on the foundation of first- and second-generation Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) German photography.

Tobia Bezzola is the Director of The Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano)

Alex Prager In Conversation With Nathalie Herschdofer Photo London 18th May 2018

Alex Prager’s photography which primarily uses staged figures to create meticulously devised mise en scène, is often described as filmic and hyperreal, synthesizing uncanny images of fiction and reality. Her images touch upon themes of the voyeurism, alienation and anxiety, capturing a fractional slice of a narrative, inviting the viewer to complete the story. Prager will discuss her photographic practice with Nathalie Herschdorfer, presenting images from across her projects, to examine the construction of images and the consumption of images in our media-saturated society.

Alex Prager is an American art photographer and filmmaker, who creates elaborately staged scenes that draw inspiration from a wide range of influences and references, merging past and contemporary sources to create a sense of ambiguity.

Nathalie Herschdorfer is Director of Museé des Beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland and a long-time curator with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP).

Documenting Youth Culture - A Panel Discussion Including Chris Steele-Perkins

A panel discussion exploring the important role that photographs and magazines play in recording youth culture.

From Bruce Davidson’s images of the Brooklyn gang and Philippe Chancel’s documentation of Parisian youths to Chris Steele-Perkins’ photographs of the Teds, youth culture and photography is explored throughout Another Kind of Life. The publication of many of these images in magazines brought these counter cultural expressions into the public eye, making visible their position within wider society. This panel discussion explores the relationship between photographs and magazines, and the way in which these document and preserve youth culture.

Chaired by Maisie Skidmore, editor of AnOther Magazine, the panel includes acclaimed Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, Jamie Brett from YOUTH CLUB Archive and Gabriele Rohmann from the Berlin Archive of Youth Culture.