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Galleries with no walls

© Maximilian Mann, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Environment, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

At PHOTOFAIRS we understand the importance of staying visually stimulated. Looking at new work by those who continue to push the boundaries in photography can teach us new things about our world. While the doors of galleries and institutions around the world might be temporarily closed, many have embraced the possibilities of the digital, inviting us to virtually visit their current shows. We selected eight online exhibitions to keep you inspired. 

BLACK BOX PROJECTS
To 25 May, 2020
Error, Object Structure 
Comprising more than a decade of photographic artist Adam Jeppesen’s work – from the epic photographic journey of the Flatlands Camp Project, 2009 to the new, monumental installation The Great Filter at BRANDTS - Museum of Art and Visual Culture, 2019. Expect cyanotypes printed on linen alongside composite black & white landscapes. His work has a delicate elegance that can still be enjoyed online. 
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CHRISTOPHE GUYE GALERIE
To 29 August, 2020
Anthropocene
While not strictly just an online exhibition, the comprehensive installation views section of Guye’s website means we can enjoy the gallery’s current exhibition from our monitor, wherever we might be. Enter the full screen mode and enjoy the collection of Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene, a multi-disciplinary project exploring indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet.
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CRAWFORD ART GALLERY
Ongoing 
In Transit 
In Transit features artists George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa and Stefanie Zofia Schulz in an exhibition of photography and filmmaking that focuses on the tentative uncertain experience of living between different cultures. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison and in partnership with Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, German.
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GALERIE THIERRY BIGAIGNON 
Ongoing 
Early Works: Unearthed from our Artists’ Studio 
The Parisian contemporary photography gallery has been regularly releasing virtual Viewing Rooms to their audience, seeing the initiatives as a great way for you to discover and acquire exclusive artworks from the artists the gallery loves. The current Viewing Room comprises prints by 10 of the gallery’s most cherished artists. Expect to see early works by Harold Feinstein, Rémi Noël and Ralph Gibson. 
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M WOODS
Continuous 
Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum
Responding to the effects of the pandemic on the art world head on by exploring ecology, nature, extinction, isolation and kinship, this pioneering online show includes artworks, videos, photographs, words, poems by artists and thinkers. Curated by the museum’s Artistic Director and Chief Curator Victor Wang, the success of this offering is its refusal to think of the digital presentation as a substitute for a physical display. 
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MAST FOUNDATION 
To September 2020 
UNIFORM: INTO THE WORK / OUT OF THE WORK 
This extensive digital initiative includes more than 600 images exploring workwear by photographers worldwide. Enjoy a guided tour with curator Urs Stahel alongside additional presentations. Selected material from the Foundation’s digital archive will also be published weekly, including a recent video the great Dayanita Singh explaining her Museum of Machines. 
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NEWLANDS HOUSE GALLERY
Ongoing 
Helmut Newton 100
Virtually wander through this major retrospective 12 rooms to explore Helmut Newton’s many masterpieces and rare prints, such as Big Nude III (Henrietta variant), 1980 and Elsa Peretti, Bunny, New York, 1975. A two hour tour around the exhibition is now available through Newlands House Gallery’s IGTV channel.
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WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY ORGANISATION 
Ongoing 
Sony World Photography Awards On Screen
This digital showcase presents the best images entered to the 2020 Awards. Leading up to the online winners’ announcement on 9 June, the World Photography Organisation will be releasing slideshows of finalists and shortlisted photographers’ series. Embracing all genres, styles and points of view, the imagery you’ll see over the next six weeks highlights the most talented, dedicated and creative photographers successful in this year’s Awards. 
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