"Torn between the recent past and the future…" Photo London — Reviewed

for The Double Negative
A photo of an old babushka in the snow, she holds an axe and looks directly at the viewer.
Laura Pannack, If it weren’t for him I’d have eaten you roasted. Now however it is you who have eaten me, 2015.

Last month, for the third year running, I visited Somerset House to see the works on sale at Photo London. The fair has now fully established itself as London’s most important annual photography event, and it’s been interesting to see it grow, but also to speculate on how it’ll develop.

What do all these works say about where photography is going? It seems to be a little torn between the recent past and the future. Across the fair, there’s a lot of works dating from the ‘50s to the ‘70s; a lot of black and white prints, a lot of art and performance photography, a lot of photographic series.

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