We believe that photography is humankind’s most accessible, democratic and powerful form of communication. Photography transcends cultural boundaries. Photography is everywhere. Great photographs tell a story about the past and can help to shape the future. We believe that in the hands of artists and masters of the craft, photography is profound, inspiring us to look at the world afresh. Images have the power to change the way people feel about themselves, about art, culture, politics, society. About everything.
We have been at the centre of photography since 1854, celebrating the artists, inventors and pioneers who have shaped it.
We exist to filter, embracing work that has meaning, helping our audience to navigate the visual world. We give great photographers a platform to communicate the force of their images to a wider public. We challenge preconceived notions about what good photography is. We begin conversations between the most influential and interesting voices shaping the medium. We are a meeting place between the art and commerce of photography. We inspire our audience to frame the world differently.
We sit at the intersection of photography and everything.
Long live photography.
Long live the artists who create it.