Photo London, 15–19 May

Photo London 2024
With Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Somerset House
16–19 May
Preview Day 15 May


Plus Two New Books, Signings, Open Studio, Drinks Reception and Artist Talk


Photo London 2024 is drawing closer, with its ninth edition opening at Somerset House in two weeks. It will be a busy and exciting week for Karen Knorr who will be exhibiting with Sundaram Tagore Gallery at the fair as well as in the group exhibition Fields of Vision at Cromwell Place. Across the two sites she will be exhibiting works from the brand new series Scavi and recent editions to India Song.

Throughout the week there will be a number of events celebrating the work of Karen Knorr, including an open studio, book signings and drinks at Sundaram Tagore’s gallery space at Cromwell Place – further details below. Alongside these presentations, Photo London will also see the launch of two new monographs showcasing important early works from the 1980s to the early 2000s, Connoisseurs & Academies published by Kehrer and Country Life published by Stanley/Barker.

Full event details below.


Thursday 16 May: Open Studio

Karen Knorr Studio, London Fields

Karen Knorr will open the doors to her London studio during Photo London. On display will be a selection of works from across Knorr’s career including the brand new series Scavi. RSVP to

Artist Dafna Talmor will be opening up her neighbouring studio with Sid Motion Gallery. On view will be a number of works from Constructed Landscapes. Due to limited space, please RSVP to


Friday 17 May: Connoisseurs & Academies Book Signing

16:00, Kehrer, Booth P4
Photo London, Somerset House East Wing

Karen Knorr will be signing copies of her newly published monograph Connoisseurs & Academies. Photographed between 1986 and 2005, her images let us venture into the intricate world of the history of museums and stately homes, of objects, paintings, connoisseurship, and the structures of academies. The use of animals as an allegorical motif is today embedded in Knorr’s practice, but they first appear in Connoisseurs, where a chimpanzee becomes the Genius of the Place.


Saturday 18 May: Book Signings & Drinks Reception 

14:00, Signing with Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Booth G24, Exhibitor Pavilion, Photo London

18:00–20:00, Drinks and Book Signing
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Cromwell Place

Sundaram Tagore Gallery will be celebrating Karen Knorr, marking the occasion of her new work with a book signing at Photo London and drinks at their Cromwell Place gallery in the evening. There will also be a chance to see to see the group exhibition, Fields of Vision: Contemporary Photography (open 7 May–22 June 2024). To join for the drinks reception at Cromwell Place, RSVP to


Sunday 19 May: Artist Talk & Country Life Book Signing

11:30, Karen Knorr in conversation with Gregory Barker
Offprint, Tate Modern Turbine Hall

Karen Knorr will be giving an artist talk and signing copies of Country Life, published by Stanley/Barker at Offprint London. The monograph explores attitudes within the British aristocracy in the 1990s through image and text.