Archive & Study Room

Please note: The Photographers' Gallery Archive is not currently accepting in-person research visits. Please see below for information on making an enquiry.

The Photographers' Gallery is an independent, public gallery, established in 1971. We are in the process of cataloguing material related to our past exhibitions, talks, events and projects, as well as our building and functions as an independent, public organisation.

Our Archive documents the Gallery’s institutional history. 

Archival material includes exhibition-related publications, posters, installation and press images, catalogues and correspondence; recorded talks from photographers and visiting specialists; video interviews with exhibiting artists; marketing and design material, and other ephemera.

Read a brief history of The Photographers’ Gallery.

Access a PDF list of exhibitions taking place at, or organised by, The Photographers’ Gallery.

Archive enquiries and access

Please email all enquiries to – and include details of dates, exhibition titles or artist names where relevant.

The Archive team will respond with a list of suitable and available materials, and where possible offer material to view online. Please allow up to three weeks for an email response.

The Photographers’ Gallery Archive is located on the Eranda Studio floor (3rd floor).