The Photographers’ Gallery was founded in 1971 as the first independent gallery in Britain to be purely devoted to photography.
As a result, The Photographer’s Gallery has been crucial in establishing photography’s important role in culture and society, and has provided a vital focus for this medium in the heart of London. The gallery was the first in the country to exhibit key names in international photography, such as Juergen Teller, Robert Capa, and Taryn Simon, alongside promoting the work of the UK-based practitioners including Martin Parr and Corinne Day.
In early 2013, the Foundation sponsored an exhibition by the late Brazilian artist Geraldo de Barros, one of the most influential artists in South America, who through the exhibition was introduced to a British audience for the first time. He was one of the key pioneers of Modernist photography in Latin America.