35,000 visitors attended the second edition of Photo London, which ran at Somerset House from 19 – 22 Nay 2016, a 40% increase on the first year. 85 London and international galleries exhibited in Photo London, up from the first year. Reports were positive from key dealers.
4,000 people attended the acclaimed talks programme curated by William Ewing the distinguished curator, writer and former Director of the Musée d’Elysée, Lausanne.
Almost 50 satellite events took place throughout the city, prefiguring the development of a burgeoning Photography Week for London, widely regarded as the next stage in the evolution of Photo London, and confirming its place in the cultural calendar of the city.
Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said: ‘Photo London has a vital part to play in the artistic and economic future of London. To put it simply, Photo London is setting new standards.’
London gallerist, Michael Hoppen, said ‘Another wonderful photography event for London to enjoy. Photo London has brought some of the best photography from around the world to Somerset House…we hope the fair continues to grow in stature.’
James Hyman said ‘ I congratulate you on the fabulous second edition of Photo London. It was wonderful to see the excitement of year one carried over to this year.’
Ben Burdet said “It has been an inspiring and energetic second year for Photo London, which now firmly establishes it as a world class photography event and far more than just an art fair. London finally has a meeting place and forum for the international photography trade and an exciting venue for the discussion and celebration of the medium”
New York gallerist, James Danziger said: ‘For us, Photo London 2016 has exceeded all expectations. Building on last year’s inaugural edition this year’s sales, attendance, and degree of interest have all grown exponentially. The fair has been a tremendous success showing the range and excitement of the medium.’
Peter Fetterman from Santa Monica said:
‘Photo London was an extraordinary event. The passion, energy and spirit and love for photography was so palpable. Photo London is the best. Long may it reign.’
Michael Benson , Co-Founder and Director of Photo London, said: “I would like to thank the many galleries and collectors from all over the world as well as our sponsors and our many collaborators on London. We want Photo London to be a jewel in London’s cultural crown, to be the best photography fair in the world, to be an unmissable destination in the international art world calendar. That will take time and hard work and so between the Fairs we will take steps to build our international collector base. We will also take every opportunity to stimulate the passion for collecting photography in the London and across the UK.’