Media Wall

Image credit: Eric Aydin-Barberini

Media Wall

In 2012, we established the Media Wall, a permanent exhibition space at The Photographers' Gallery to address digital transformations in photography and to use digital programming to educate, inspire and raise questions about the future of photography with a globally networked audience. 

Exhibition Multiple thumbnails of microprocessors and bees

01 Aug 2021 - 11 Oct 2021

4004 - Joana Moll

Joana Moll explores the devastating, yet relatively unexamined, impact of technology on biodiversity.

Exhibition ImageNet synset n00004475: organism, being

Data / Set / Match

01 Jul 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

Exhibiting ImageNet

How can we make sense of a vast quantity of photographs? Where do the categories and subcategories start to break down? What is gained, what is lost?

A grid composed of dozens of faces

08 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019

An introduction to Image Datasets

An introductory video essay to Data / Set / Match, a year-long programme seeking new ways to present, visualise and interrogate visual datasets.

Exhibition The Infinite Campaign. Image © Sam Lavigne, 2017

24 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019

Sam Lavigne - The Infinite Campaign

Alongside the exhibition All I Know Is What’s On The Internet, we present artist Sam Lavigne’s project The Infinite Campaign on the Media Wall. The work, originally created in 2017, utilises the user...

Exhibition Neo-Surreal (Maze Man). © Jenny Odell, 2017

31 Jul 2018 - 23 Oct 2018

Jenny Odell - Neo-Surreal

Neo-Surreal is a body of work by the American artist and writer Jenny Odell. Odell completed this volume of work whilst artist-in-residence at the Internet Archive in 2017. During her residency she...

Exhibition A still image from a video game in which a person is looking at a film strip while another person in the background looks scared. Text on the top left reads: 131 photos, 14 good


Camera Ludica

Camera Ludica is a video essay exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography. This term comprises a range of practices - from taking screen shots to...

Exhibition Tomorrow's Nipple. © Feminist Internet, 2018

16 Mar 2018 - 05 May 2018

Tomorrow's Nipple

Tomorrow's Nipple explores the censorship of bodies by commercial online platforms and probes the politics of showing (or not) one’s nipples on social media. In the last few years, the...

Exhibition Images © Mario Klingemann

18 Jan 2018 - 13 Mar 2018

Mario Klingemann - Neurography

Neurography is a term used by Mario Klingemann to describe his process of working with neural networks – complex machine learning algorithms. He creates ‘cameraless photography’ by training his neural...

Exhibition  3D rendered class room with a board and a door in the background, a table in the center of the room and a 3D transparent shape on top of it

18 Oct 2017 - 17 Jan 2018

Wendy McMurdo - Indeterminate Objects (Classrooms)

Indeterminate Objects (Classrooms) is a work by award winning Scottish photographer Wendy McMurdo. The project continues her investigation into the relationship between children and computers, and is inspired by young people’s...

Exhibition Food for Being Looked At

26 Jul 2017 - 07 Oct 2017

Food for Being Looked At

Luscious, playful, fetishised: Food for being looked at considers the history of food through its image culture. Images of food, from preparation to the final dish, are shared and ‘consumed’ widely across...

Exhibition A white grid of thin white lines overlaid on a black background with a bone 3D render in the center

10 Feb 2017 - 01 May 2017

Joey Holder - Selachimorpha

Commissioned for our Conspiracy Week in February, artist Joey Holder takes a particular scene from the 1975 film Jaws to look at the ways in which manipulated images are appropriated...

Exhibition What Soho Wore (Image: Devon Buchanon). Courtesy Nina Manandhar, 2016

14 Jul 2016 - 24 Sep 2016

What Soho Wore

What Soho Wore explores the area’s rich cultural history and the role that photography has had within the multiple scenes, movements and communities that have made Soho what it was

Exhibition Invisible Tracks (Marching Ants) © Jesse McLean, 2011



Contours presents three projects in which software environments blur and complicate the distinctions between “drawing” and “photography”.

Exhibition Sun/Screen. © Penelope Umbrico, 2014

04 Dec 2014 - 28 Jan 2015

Penelope Umbrico - Sun/Screen

Sun/Screen is a new project by award-winning New York based artist Penelope Umbrico, which continues her exploration of the ever-increasing production and consumption of photographic images online.

Exhibition Dozens of photographs of faces arranged in a grid


Face to Facebook

A social media experiment and online performance raising questions about the use of facial images

Exhibition Various 3D rendered objects and bedroom views on a grid


Alan Warburton - Spherical Harmonics

The Photographers’ Gallery in collaboration with Animate Projects present a major new commission for the Gallery’s media wall by artist Alan Warburton.

Exhibition Still image from Motherlode

10 Oct 2013 - 15 Jan 2014


A range of historical and contemporary imagery in order to visualise the ways motherhood has been imagined and reproduced.

Exhibition A photograph posted online by Laura Scott showing entry tickets for the olympics  "This is happening #citizencurators #olympics"



A project documenting how Londoners responded to the Olympics 2012 on social media

Exhibition An old internet browser shows a geocities page with a man, repeated three times, on a patterned background, the word 'welcome' in large 3d text

17 Apr 2013 - 06 Jul 2013

One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

The cultural foundation for today's web was not created by Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg or Tom Anderson, but by its users, inside the tiny spaces they were assigned by Internet

Souleymani Koanda looking at the camera on an outdoors stairway. The photographs is signed by Briony Campbell

26 Jul 2012 - 12 Sep 2012

The World in London

The World in London is a major public art project initiated by The Photographers’ Gallery, to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Exhibition A graphic saying born in 1987, the animated GIF, overlaid on top of a layer of white and grey squares


Born in 1987: The Animated GIF

For the opening show, the Media Wall will address a unique form of image which is best experienced via a screen: the animated gif.

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