50 Exhibitions for 50 Years: 1980s

On the 14th Jan, 1971, The Photographers' Gallery opened its doors to the public. To mark our 50th anniversary, we’ve explored our archives and revisited 50 exhibitions that mark significant moments both in the history of the Gallery and of the photographic medium itself. 

50 Exhibitions for 50 Years: 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Exhibition
TPG at 50
Light Years Ahead: International Holography

15 December 1980 - 16 January 1981

Exhibition
Weegee The Famous: Weegee

9 April - 4 May 1980

Exhibition
John Goto: Photographs 1971-81

2 - 26 April 1981

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Pop People: Thirty Years on the British Pop Scene 1950-1980

5 - 28 March 1981

Exhibition
Martin Parr: Bad Weather

5 November - 4 December 1982

Exhibition
Home Front: Derek Bishton and John Reardon

23 November 1984 - 19 January 1985

Exhibition
Britain in 1984

25 May - 23 June 1984

5 Years With The Face

19 April - 18 May 1985

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Striking Women: Communities & Coal

6 September - 5 October 1985

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Image and Exploration: Some Directions in British Photography 1980-85

21 June - 31 August 1985

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David Goldblatt: South Africa

11 April - 17 May 1986

The Body Politic: Re-Presentations of Sexuality

4 July - 5 September 1987

Exhibition
D-MAX: A Photographic Exhibition

29 January - 27 February 1988

Exhibition
Intimate Distance: Five Female Artists

25 July - 9 September 1989

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Out Of Fashion: Photographs by Nick Knight and Cindy Palmano

7 April - 27 May 1989