Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s
Sep 13-Jan 13 2013, Barbican Centre Tube: Barbican Price: £12; £8 concs; online £10/£7
A survey of big name photographers working during the 60s and 70s. The 400 works on display range from the familiar, to the rarely seen, and focuses on images by Bruce Davidson and more.
Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
Sep 6-Dec 31, Imperial War Museum Tube: Lambeth North Price: £7.20, £5.40 concs
Photographer Cecil Beaton took some 7000 photographs between 1940 and the end of WWII on commission for the Ministry of Information. A selection of these will be exhibited at the Imperial War Museum.
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
Oct 31-Jan 20 2013, National Gallery Tube: Charing Cross Price: £12; £11 60+; £6 students,
The influence of historical painting on photography from the mid-nineteenth century to today is the subject of the National Gallery’s first major photography exhibition.
Light from the Middle East: New Photography
Nov 13-Apr 7 2013, V&A Tube: South Kensington Price: Tickets Online
Contemporary photography from the Middle East by 30 artists working across 13 countries, including Abbas from Iran, Egyptian Youssef Nabil and Walid Raad from Lebanon.
William Klein/Daido Moriyama
Oct 10-Jan 13 2013, Tate Modern Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars Price: £7.20, £5.40 concs
Tate Modern has pitched the work of photographer and filmmaker William Klein against that of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama.
Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair
Sep 29-Mar 24 2013, National Portrait Gallery Tube: Charing Cross Price: Free
Portraits of the glamorous movie star by British photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Baron and Antony Beauchamp, go on display alongside film stills and rare magazine covers.
Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour
Nov 8-Jan 27 2013, Somerset House Tube: Charing Cross Price: Free
Celebrating Henri Cartier-Bresson’s notion of the ‘decisive moment’, this exhibition brings together 15 photographs by the master photographer with 75 works by 14 European and North American practitioners.
Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
Nov 9-Apr 28 2013, Royal Museums Greenwich (including National Maritime Museum)
Tube: Greenwich/Maze Hill rail/Cutty Sark DLR Price: £7/6
A retrospective of the twentieth-century landscape photographer Ansel Adams. The exhibition focuses on his life-long fascination with water.