Coming Up at TPG

Oct 2021 – Feb 2022

Helen Levitt, New York 1940 © Film Documents LLC Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Coming Up at TPG

Oct 2021 – Feb 2022

Our upcoming Autumn Season offers a rich programme of exhibitions including a retrospective of the landmark American street photographer Helen Levitt; a newly commissioned film installation by Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock and TPG New Talent 21, an ongoing programme designed to nurture the next generation of photographic talent. In addition, TPG’s digital programme continues its year-long investigation into the role and currency of the networked image - especially with regard to environmental implications.


Helen Levitt: In the Street

Open 15 Oct 2021
This major retrospective presents fifty (1939-1988) years of work by the pioneering American street photographer, Helen Levitt (1913–2009), a passionate chronicler of New York street life. Explore more than 130 works of Levitt’s journey documenting the local communities in her native city, from the drama of the everyday in neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side, the Bronx, and Spanish Harlem.

Curated by Walter Moser in collaboration with TPG’s Senior Curator, Anna Dannemann and co-produced by The Albertina Museum, Vienna and TPG.


Helen Cammock: Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks

Open 15 Oct 2021
In this new film and installation project, artist Helen Cammock (b. Staffordshire, 1970) continues a practice which harnesses film, photography, print, text, song and performance to explore social histories and interrogate mainstream historical narratives. Working with residents and community groups of Rochdale, Greater Manchester Cammock engages an open dialogue to articulate both individual and collective experiences as a way of considering what it means to exist as part of a community.

Co-commissioned by TPG, Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society (with support from the Mbili Foundation), in partnership with Touchstones Rochdale.


Light Years: The Photographers’ Gallery at 50

Opens 15 Oct
The next two chapters of Light Years continues to explore our rich 50-year history through archival materials and audio. Opening on 15 Oct, Beyond Documentary: from Photography to Photographies explores new artistic developments in photography that have continuously tested the boundaries of the medium, while from 10 Dec 2021, the final part of this year-long display presentsThe Archive: Collectors, Critics and Subversives which examines the links between technological innovation and vernacular photography, while charting photography's digital revolution.  


TPG New Talent 2021

From 1 Oct 2021
Our dedicated exhibition and mentoring programme to support emerging artists working with the photographic medium. This year, six UK-based artists/collective, Heather Agyepong, Jessica Bernard, Ollie Gapper, Mariam Sholaja, RAKE Collective and Wing Ka Ho Jimmi have been selected from an open submission process by TPG’s curatorial team and the esteemed Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó to showcase their work on a large-scale public installation over Ramillies Street.  All the artists are then offered a 12-month mentoring programme to support the next stage of their development. 

Paul Cupido

Paul Cupido: 4 a.m.

3 Sep – 31 Oct 2021
4 a.m. is the first UK solo exhibition from Dutch photographer, Paul Cupido (b.1972). Fleeting, ephemeral, abstract and dream-like, Cupido’s work is inspired by Japanese art and philosophical principles as well as his travels there. His subjects encompass landscape, portraiture, and still life; presenting stylised compositions where shadowy figures float in abstracted settings and natural forms emerge from darkness.

Full details of all events in our Autumn programme will be released shortly.