ART & DESIGN

At Photo London 2016, the Icons Meet the Upstarts

This past weekend brought the second edition of the Photo London fair, comprised of over 80 galleries from as far off as Tehran and Tokyo gathered under one tony roof. Sprawling across the Somerset House on the Thames River, the fair showcased plenty of newer photographers: think Jérôme Sessini, who’s documented modern-day Cuba, and Anja Niemi, essentially Norway’s own Cindy Sherman. Still, at Photo London the old greats, like Helmut Newton, tend to dominate both the sales and the conversation. Take Cecil Beaton, who may have died in 1980, but still played double duty, with his own prints and as a cameo in the work of another pioneer, David Bailey. Here are all the highlights, across generations.

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Helmut Newton, “Paloma Picasso,” Paris, 1978. Galerie Johannes Faber.

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Jérôme Sessini, “La Havana,” rationing store in Cuba, 2008. Magnum Photos.

© Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos.

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Ai Vandenberg, “Untitled from the series On a Good Day,” c. 1975-1980. Eric Franck Fine Art Gallery.

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Herbert List, “The Tuileries gardens. Theseus and the Minotaur.” Paris, 1936. Magnum Photos.

© Herbert List/Magnum Photos.

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David Bailey, “Cecil Beton,” London, 1965. Galerie Johannes Faber.

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Leslie Krims, “Mom’s Snaps,” Paci Contemporary Gallery.

Courtesy of Paci Contemporary Gallery, Brescia, Italy.

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René Burri, “Fort Lauderdale,” man exercising on a beach, not far from the port where nuclear submarines are stationed, 1966. Magnum Photos.

© René Burri/Magnum Photos.

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Anja Niemi, “Darlene (1),” The Little Black Gallery London.

© Anja Niemi / The Little Black Gallery London.

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René Burri, “Rio de Janeiro,” Ministry of Health planned by architect Oscar Niemeyer, 1960. Magnum Photos.

© René Burri/Magnum Photos.

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Mario Cravo Neto, “Odé,” 1989. Paci Contemporary Gallery.

Courtesy of Paci Contemporary Gallery, Brescia, Italy.

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Robert Capa, “Spectators at Longchamp Racecourse,” Paris, ca. 1952. Magnum Photos.

© Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.

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Mario Cravo Neto, “Lua with egg II – Homage to Brancusi,” 1992. Paci Contemporary Gallery.

Courtesy of Paci Contemporary Gallery, Brescia, Italy.

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Alexey Titarenko, “Crowd 3, St. Petersburg,” 1992. Nailya Alexander Gallery.

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Germaine Krull, “Nude Study,” Berlin, 1919. Galerie Johannes Faber.

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André Kertész, “Melancholic Tulip,” Paris, 1939. Galerie Johannes Faber.

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Cecil Beaton, “Jackie & Lee Bouvier,” New York, 1951. Galerie Johannes Faber.

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Anja Niemi, “Mona (1),” The Little Black Gallery London.

© Anja Niemi / The Little Black Gallery London.

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Moises Saman, “Aleppo,” a playground damaged during fighting in one of Aleppo’s front lines, 2013. Magnum Photos.

© Moises Saman/Magnum Photos.

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Jacob Aue Sobol, Beijing, 2012. Magnum Photos.

© Jacob Aue Sobol/Magnum Photos.

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Tyler Udall, “Izzy, David, Daniel at Lynn Canyon”, The Little Black Gallery London.

© Tyler Udall / The Little Black Gallery London.

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Ralph Gibson, “Untitled dalla serie Somnambulist,” 1968. Paci Contemporary Gallery.

Courtesy of Paci Contemporary Gallery, Brescia, Italy.