Exhibition Proposals Policy

The Gallery is committed to exhibiting a broad range of international and British photographic work with an emphasis on new developments in the medium and current debates around photography and society.
Exhibitions are scheduled around two years in advance and are the result of proposals generated by our in-house curatorial team or collaborations with other institutions. Most of our exhibitions arise from direct invitations to photographers, artists and curators, and as such we rarely accommodate unsolicited proposals.
If you would like to send us a proposal please email info@tpg.org.uk. Due to the volume of enquiries the Gallery receives we are unfortunately unable to offer specific feedback on individual proposals. You will receive a confirmation that your email has been received. We recommend you do not send material by post as materials cannot be returned.

We also encourage photographers seeking feedback on their work to take part in our monthly, public-facing Folio Friday session where staff regularly drop in. 


Immunity from Seizure

The Photographers' Gallery is an approved institution for immunity from seizure purposes.

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where the conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

For further information about the act and the regulations please refer to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport web page.

The conditions are:

  • The object is usually kept outside the UK
  • The object is not owned by a person who is resident in the UK
  • Importing the object does not contravene any law
  • The object is brought into UK for the purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
  • The museum or gallery has published information about the object

For further information, please contact Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at clare.grafik@tpg.org.uk.

Head of Exhibitions
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW

The following objects are intended to form part of the exhibition Jan Svoboda (21 February – 7 June 2020) for which immunity from seizure has been sought. 



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