One of the best ways to gain inspiration for your photography and exploring different styles is by experiencing and viewing the work of other photographers and artists. We’ve put together a selection of the best exhibitions on around the UK during 2024 to see photography; including exhibitions that present photographs alongside other disciplines.

Below, you’ll find the information you need including dates, location and ticket details to plan your trips.

We will be updating this page with the latest information regularly, so be sure to check back!

Best Photography Exhibitions to see in 2024

  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year, National Maritime Museum
  • Bird Photographer of the Year 2023, touring
  • Saturday Town: Casey Orr, Open Eye Gallery
  • Liverpool Through the Lens by Leroy Cooper, Museum of Liverpool
  • Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
  • World Press Photo Exhibition
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59, Natural History Museum
  • Photo City: How Images Shape the Urban World, Victoria and Albert Museum, Dundee
  • Beyond Fashion, Saatchi Gallery
  • The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2024, Saatchi Gallery
  • METAMORPHOSIS Innovation in Eco-Photography and Film, Saatchi Gallery
  • Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, Mall Galleries
  • Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream in, National Portrait Gallery
  • Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Travel Photographer of the Year
  • International Photography Exhibition 165, RPS Gallery
  • About Women: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm, Burgh House
  • Joel Meyerowitz display, Tate Modern
  • Taylor Wessing Photography Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery
  • Sony World Photography Awards

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15

National Maritime Museum, London

  • Now open
  • Open daily 10am – 5pm
  • Tickets: Currently free whilst museum undergoes construction work. Usually £10 adults, £6.50 concessions
  • Park Row, London, England SE10 9NF

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual exhibition showcasing the world’s greatest space photography.

The exhibition at the National Maritime Museum will feature over 100 photographs including this year’s winning images alongside a series of shortlisted photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition

Andromeda, Unexpected © Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner, Yann Sainty
Andromeda, Unexpected © Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner, Yann Sainty. Galaxies category winner and Overall Winner. Taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 telescope, Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro mount, ZWO ASI2600MM Pro camera, 382 mm f/3.6, multiple exposures between 1 and 600 seconds, 111 hours total exposure

Bird Photographer of the Year 2023

An exhibition of 70-80 of the winning images will go on an international tour.

More dates and venues to be confirmed.

Bird Photographer of the Year


Saturday Town: Casey Orr

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

  • 11 April – 18 May 2024
  • Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
  • Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Since 2013 Casey has travelled throughout the UK with her pop-up portrait studio photographing young people on Saturday afternoons. The project explores fashion, identity and the self-expression of young people on Saturday afternoons on the high streets and public spaces of towns across the country.

This is the largest show of Saturday Town and Casey Orr’s first retrospective show. See more about Casey’s work in our interview.

Saturday Town

portrait against pink background part of saturday girl project on exhibition
Brighton, Image: Casey Orr

Liverpool Through the Lens by Leroy Cooper

Museum of Liverpool

  • On now until 16 June 2024
  • Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L3 1DG
  • Open daily 10am – 5pm

‘Liverpool Through the Lens’ by Leroy Cooper


Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

  • 17 February – 2 June 2024
  • Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA
  • Tickets: from £5.75- £11.50

Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World – MK Gallery


World Press Photo Exhibition

Borough Yards, London

  • 3 – 27 May 2024
  • Monday – Sunday, 10am-5:50pm
  • Borough Yards, Dirty Lane, London, SE1 9AD
  • Tickets: from £5

The World Press Photo Contest is the world’s most prestigious photo competition, and the exhibition will showcase the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world. The exhibition is returning to London for 2024, for the first time in seven years.

AP are also hosting a special private view event on 20th May, 7-9pm! See information and book here.

World Press Photo, London


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59

Natural History Museum, London

  • On now until 30 June 2024
  • Monday – Sunday, 10am-5:50pm
  • Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
  • Tickets: from £15

Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity at the newly redesigned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Photo City: How Images Shape the Urban World

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dundee

  • On now until 20 October 2024
  • V&A Dundee, Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
  • Free entry

Photo City: How Images Shape the Urban World


Beyond Fashion

Saatchi Gallery, London

  • 31 May – 8 September 2024
  • Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
  • From £6

Beyond Fashion


The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2024

Saatchi Gallery, London

  • 14 June – 7 July 2023
  • Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
  • From £5, RHS Members go free

The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2024


METAMORPHOSIS Innovation in Eco-Photography and Film

Saatchi Gallery, London

  • 26 May – 28 July 2024
  • Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
  • Free

METAMORPHOSIS


Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 

Mall Galleries, London

  • 5 – 9 June 2024
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday open 10am – 6pm. Friday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.
  • Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AS
  • Free admission, no booking

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is an annual exhibition of the world’s greatest food photography and film. Enjoy a feast of over 180 finalist images from this year’s competition. From growing, farming, harvesting, to cooking, eating, celebrating and surviving, the images show us lives across the world through food.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

Pappu Jaiswal, a candy floss seller in Mumbai, India, on the streets near to Versova Beach
The Candy Man. © Jon Enoch | Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2023

Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream in

National Portrait Gallery, London

  • 21 March – 16 June 2024
  • Open Daily: 10:30am – 6pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30am – 9pm
  • St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
  • Tickets: £8.50 / £9.50

Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In


Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Opens 18th May 2024
  • V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
  • Tickets available soon

Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection


Travel Photographer of the Year

  • 2024 exhibition information to come

International Photography Exhibition 165

RPS Gallery, Bristol

  • On now until 5 June 2024
  • Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR
  • Free

About Women: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

Burgh House, London

  • On now until 15 December 2024
  • Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
  • Burgh House, New End Square, London, NW3 1LT
  • Free

About Women: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm


Joel Meyerowitz

Tate Modern, London

  • Ongoing display
  • Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
  • Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
  • Free

Joel Meyerowitz – Display at Tate Modern


Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2024

National Portrait Gallery, London

  • 14 November 2024 – 16 February 2025
  • Open Daily: 10:30am – 6pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30am – 9pm
  • St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
  • Tickets: TBC

The Gallery’s annual Photographic Portrait Prize will be renamed the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize to mark the exhibition’s return to the Gallery after two years at Cromwell Place. As one of the leading photography awards in the world, the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize showcases the work of some of the most exciting and cutting-edge contemporary photographers.

Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize


Sony World Photography Awards

Somerset House, London

  • 2025 info to come

Featured image: Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibition, Hayward Gallery. Image: Jessica Miller


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