The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Current and future Photographic exhibitions and displays

Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the search term Photographs Collection: Display

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

27 June - 15 September 2019
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries
Tickets: £18-20
With donation: £20-22

Concessions: £17-19
With donation: £19-21

£5 tickets for under 25s on Fridays
Free for Members and Patrons

A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman will go on display in Summer 2019.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

12 March - 7 June 2020
Porter Plus
Tickets without donation: £17-20
£5 tickets
Every Friday £5 tickets are available to anyone aged under 25. Proof of age will be required.
Free for Members and Patrons

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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Displays (4)

4 displays matching the search term Photographs Collection: Display

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

26 July 2019 - 1 March 2020
Room 18, Floor 2
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a tragic event which is part of the unfolding story of the development of civil rights and democracy.


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Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now

Photography: A Living Art - Then and Now

20 October 2018 - 29 September 2019
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates recently acquired portraits by contemporary artists, whose work builds on early photographic processes.


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Indian Nobility in Britain

Indian Nobility in Britain

6 April - 15 December 2019
Room 31 showcase, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates the interlinked history between India and Britain in the early years of the twentieth century.


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John Stezaker: Portrait

John Stezaker: Portrait

11 May - 1 September 2019
Rooms 15 and 16, Floor 2
Free

This display includes new and other previously unseen collages by Stezaker, and features a specially produced film, Marriage (2018).


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