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The Centre for British Photography : Landscape Trauma and more…


The Centre for British Photography will focus on innovative photographic approaches to landscape and the environment in its six new exhibitions and displays opening this June. From a lightbox composite work of Helen Sear to an immersive exhibition of photographs by Mandy Barker, the Centre will encourage visitors to reconsider the world around them and our impact on the landscape.

James Hyman, Director of the Centre for British Photography said: “Following our hugely successful launch in January, we have decided to give over all three floors of the Centre to stage six inter-connected exhibitions on the themes of landscape and the environment. In an era obsessed with celebrity, documentary and reportage, we are taking a stand to bring attention to brilliant conceptual work by a diverse group of photographers that engages with our relationship to the natural world.

“The works on display will give pause for thought. From John Blakemore’s communion with nature to the plastic pollutants amassed by Mandy Barker, there will be plenty for visitors to consider in this striking group of shows. We are also delighted to be exhibiting environmental work in our windows as a result of our open call. Part of our mission is to platform emerging photographers and to give them prominence in our central London space, so we are delighted that this open call will allow less well- known photographers to show their images alongside those of award-winning photographers.”

The ground floor exhibition, Landscape Trauma, will present works that consider our impact on the land and the way that the past is ever present in all landscapes. And on the lower ground floor, there will be an immersive exhibition by Mandy Barker, Plastic Soup, that will show the many tonnes of plastic debris polluting our oceans and was created to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution.

In the mezzanine galleries there will be three interconnected ‘In Focus’ displays of work by John Blakemore, Jermaine Francis and Helen Sear. In each of these, the photographer uses multi-layered images to engage with our complex relationship with the natural world.

There will also be a display of work from a recent open call, with the work of six photographers going on display in the Centre’s foyer and windows.


8 June 2023 – 24 September 2023
The Centre for British Photography
49 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6LX

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Instagram: @centre_for_british_photography

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