Just in time for photography season: Explore our wide range of photographic art

Explore Artimage’s broad collection of photographs as photo events start to take up space in everyone’s spring calendar - from Fotofringe to Photo London.

Just in time for photography season: Explore our wide range of photographic art

Grayson Perry, London, 2009, Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Spring is for snapshots

Alongside occasional sunshine, spring in London brings with it a series of internationally recognised photography events. Fotofringe London on 17 April is the UK’s most important image licensing event – in fact, you can see us there - and Somerset House’s Photo London, 17 – 20 May brings together galleries and artists from all over the world. Tate Modern’s Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art exhibition will run from 2 May until 14 October.

Shooting wide

Artimage features a wide range of photographers and photography styles in its collection; from political commentaries by the likes of Martin Jenkinson, Paul Hill and Pogus Caesar, to portraits of the biggest artists by photographers including Anne-Katrin Purkiss, Johnnie Shand Kydd and Nicholas Sinclair.

Brian Griffin and Catherine Yass pioneer experimental photography movements of their own, while Hannah Collins, Roger Palmer and Rut Blees Luxemburg see familiar environments through new lenses.

Not forgetting, of course, an array of seminal artworks by John Deakin, Tracey Emin and Andy Warhol – including his infamous polaroid for The Rolling Stone’s Sticky Finders album cover - all captured on film.

Have a look at our Photography Collection’s wide array of images, or browse some highlights below:

Experimental photography:
Brian Griffin
Twins, Rotherhithe, London, 1986, Brian Griffin.

Catherine Yass
Decommissioned, 2011, Catherine Yass

Political and social commentary:
Pogus Caesar

Pivot - A stronger Pull, London, UK, 1989, Pogus Caesar 


Brick Lane, 1977. Eastender Series, Paul Trevor

True Stories London (Saphire) 2017, Hannah Collins

Roger Palmer
Spoor: Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa, 2015, Roger Palmer

Portraits of artists:
Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin, Devonshire Place, London, 2002, Johnnie Shand Kydd

Nicholas Sinclair
Hew Locke, 2015, Nicholas Sinclair

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Images from top: Grayson Perry, London, 2009 © Anne-Katrin Purkiss. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Twins, Rotherhithe, London, 1986 © Brian Griffin. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Decommissioned, 2011 © Catherine Yass. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018. Image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery; Pivot - A stronger Pull, London, UK, 1989 © Pogus Caesar. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Brick Lane, 1977. Eastender series © Paul Trevor. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; True Stories London (Saphire) 2017 © Hannah Collins. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Spoor: Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa, 2015 © Roger Palmer. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Tracey Emin, Devonshire Place, London, 2002 © Johnnie Shand Kydd. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018. Photo: Johnnie Shand Kydd; Hew Locke, 2015 © Nicholas Sinclair. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018.