Four Culture has recently been retained as the agency for Getty Images Gallery, London’s largest independent photographic exhibition space. They are working with the Getty Images’ team to reposition the gallery as a major force in fine art photography and showcase the wealth of talent in Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries. All of the works are available to buy from the gallery as fine art, limited edition prints. Under new curator Shawn Waldron, the gallery presents sharply-focussed, stimulating and internationally significant exhibitions.
The first exhibition, Beat Positive, has just opened and showcases the ‘golden age’ of hip hop culture between 1982 to 1993 through vibrant photographs from British photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio, alongside never before seen material from the Michael Ochs, Right On! and Redferns archives.
The team achieved an unprecedented range of coverage for the Beat Positive exhibition in its opening weeks including: BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne Show, London Live, BBC Arts Online, Evening Standard, i-D, Artinfo, Vogue, MOJO, Time Out London, The Voice and BBC London News. Footfall at the gallery has increased, along with sales of the higher-priced editions.
Forthcoming exhibitions at Getty Images Gallery include Tony Vaccaro: From Shadow to Light (6 August to 21 September) – the first exhibition in the UK in more than fifty years for the 96-year-old rediscovered artist. Vaccaro’s incredible photographic career spans almost eight decades from documenting World War II and post-war Europe to a fashion and celebrity photographer capturing some of the most influential artists and world leaders of the twentieth century.