Over the years the Gallery has introduced a rich and compelling roster of international photographers such as Juergen Teller, Sebastião Salgado, Weegee, Roman Vishniac, Gordon Parks, Andreas Gursky, Francesca Woodman, Sally Mann and Taryn Simon to a wide audiences, while also championing the work of UK pioneers including Colin Jones Martin Parr, Shirley Baker, Zineb Sedira, Tish Murtha and Corinne Day – among many others.
Since 1997, TPG has further identified and supported photographic talent through the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. This prestigious £30,000 award is given to the most ground-breaking and extraordinary contemporary artists and projects, with previous winners including Richard Billingham, RIneke Dijkstra, Walid Raad, Paul Graham, Susan Meiselas and Mohamed Bourouissa.
In May 2012, TPG moved to its current home in Ramillies Street, Soho. The five-storey building designed by award-winning architects O’Donnell + Tuomey offers visitors three floors of world-class exhibition spaces; an education studio; a state-of-the-art media wall for digital projects as well as a central café area and enhanced spaces for the Bookshop and Print Sales Gallery.
Consistently pushing the boundaries of form and presentation, The Photographers’ Gallery continues to lead the way in championing photography for the widest possible audiences with the aim to further public engagement with, and awareness of, this universally relevant and inclusive medium.
In 2022, in collaboration with Westminster Council, a new public initiative, Soho Photography Quarter will be unveiled. Designed to give audiences even greater access to images, SPQ offers a beautiful space for sitting, looking, sharing and being with and through photography.