“Soho… is illuminated by the presence of one of London’s hidden gems, The Photographers’ Gallery, which, after a £9.2m rebuilding, is shining brighter still” – Financial Times, 14 May
After a major transformation we re-open to the public on Saturday 19 May at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, W1, and we can’t wait to welcome you there. We open with the exhibitions Burtynsky: OIL and Raqs Media Collective, already given Critics’ Choice by Time Out, as well as a show celebrating the animated GIF in our new space for screen media The Wall.
From 19 May we are open seven days a week, Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday 10.00 – 20.00 and Sunday 11.30 – 18.00
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Exhibitions & Projects | The Photographers’ Gallery.
The Wall, Ground Floor
When you arrive at the Gallery you’ll come face to face with The Wall, a unique exhibition space for screen media exploring issues concerning the digital image, its dissemination and display on-screen.
For the opening show, The Wall addresses a unique image form – the animated GIF. Created in 1987, this image file format brought animated movement to static webpages in the era before YouTube.
We have asked a range of photographers, writers and other practitioners, for their responses to the form. From the graphic to the photographic, the subtle to the psychedelic, the invited contributions reflect a diversity of approaches to the GIF, and make reference to the history of these animated images online.
To open up the conversation we will shortly be inviting responses to the show from the public. Watch this space…