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COVID-19: Customer Info + Guidance

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our clients, partners and staff is priority. With the current climate in mind, and latest health guidelines issued we will now be closing all Metro Imaging (inc. Metro Framing and Metro Print) premises from today, Monday March 23rd, until further notice. We are continuing to monitor all Government instructions relating to the COVID-19 + more

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Prix Pictet Award: Gideon Mendel 

Metro Imaging recently had the pleasure of working closely with London-based, South African Photographer Gideon Mendel in producing his 2019 Prix Pictet Award shortlisted series Damage: A Testament of Faded Memory. The theme for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Hope, a theme that offers a wide range of creative possibilities and a strong set of connections to the Prix + more

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Tim Walker: Wonderful People

Following the highly successful launch of Wonderful Things at The V&A, Michael Hoppen presents Wonderful People by Tim Walker – the first private gallery exhibition of work by the world-renowned photographer. For this exclusive show, Walker and Hoppen have delved through the archives to uncover wonderful pictures of wonderful people in wonderful places – often doing wonderful things! Hoppen Gallery + more

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Wellcome Collection: Play Well

Why do we play? How important is it for all of us, young or old? What does it mean to play well? The Wellcome Collection brings an interactive and playful exhibition this autumn. Play Well examines the importance of play in childhood and the impactful role it has on both young and adults and across society at large. It explores + more

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Shot In Soho x The Photographers’ Gallery

From market-place to movie-set, sex shop to a coffee bar, crime scene to cabaret, Soho has always been an unfolding and complex spectacle, central to the music, fashion, design, film and sex industries alongside being a vibrant hub for LGBTQ+ communities. It has also, across the centuries, been home to a variety of immigrant communities from the French Huguenots, through + more

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Daniel Meadows: Now & Then

Daniel Meadows, one of Britain’s foremost documentary photographers, has been authentically capturing British life and celebrating what he calls ‘the felt life of the great ordinary’ for almost half a century. Daniel Meadows: Now and Then presents pairs of portraits taken in the 1970s and again in the 1990s, alongside short films explaining how the pictures came about and what + more

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V&A: Tim Walker – Wonderful Things

This autumn the V&A brings us on an immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by one of the world’s most inventive photographers Tim Walker. Metro Imaging are delighted to have provided production for multiple works on show as part of this outstanding new exhibition created by Walker and designed by leading British creative, Shona Heath. “If we have so + more

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‘Her Ground’ Exhibition at Flowers Gallery

Her Ground includes nine international contemporary artists, each approaching ideas of landscape and the connections to be found between landscape and cultural identity from their varied perspectives. Works on view explore notions of power, agency and sexual politics, concerning the control, access and definition of land, amongst others. Often the landscape is presented in fragmented or constructed forms, incorporating new + more

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The National Maritime Museum: Major Exhibition ‘The Moon’

To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and the first humans landing on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum presents The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to the Earth’s most important satellite. Featuring over 180 objects from national and international museums and private collections, the exhibition explores our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations from a + more

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GET UP, STAND UP NOW! at Somerset House

Metro Imaging was once again delighted to be working with Somerset House on another captivating and significant exhibition. For ‘Get- Up, Stand up Now!‘, we produced a selection of artworks in various formats beginning with high-res drum scans followed by creative retouch before printing works on c-type matt, c-type metallic and black & white fibre papers. The printed artworks were then + more

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British Rock Photography by Tom Sheehan

British legendary rock photographer, Tom Sheehan, has collaborated with restaurant roast in Borough Market, to show a bespoke selection of his images of iconic British musicians from an archive spanning over forty years as a celebrated freelance photographer in the music business. While continuing to photograph bands, he has recently published four deluxe editions of some of his favourite subjects, Paul Weller, + more

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Peckham 24: Photographic Memory by Baud Postma

Do you remember the event or the photograph of it? Do our photographs reflect reality or create a new one? Do you trust your memories or do they change as you do? To what extent does photography impact who we think we are? In Photographic memory, Baud Postma will consider these questions through an exploration of the interconnected themes of + more

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Peckham 24: Martin Seeds at Seen Fifteen

Metro is pleased to have supported Seen Fifteen and photographer and previous Metro Mentorship Winner, Martin Seeds, for the presentation of his solo exhibition ‘VIOLENCE RELIGION INJUSTICE DEATH’. The northern Irish artist Martin Seeds grew up in Belfast at the height of the civil conflict, The Troubles, in the 1970s and 1980s. Through his practice, he engages with the conflicting experiences of Northern + more

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Haris Nukem: FAITH

This April, artist Haris Nukem opens his latest solo exhibition FAITH in Central London. Curated by  Penelope Sonder, Head of Urban Art Dept at Chiswick Auctions, this exhibition brings together 21 unseen new works of Nukem’s portraits on the theme of faith in the 21st century. This colourful collection aims to portray the guiding ideologies that surround millennial culture and + more

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Magnum Photos: The Body Observed

March sees the launch of a major new photography exhibition by Magnum Photos at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich. The Body Observed will include over 130 works from the 1930s to the present, including the following artists: Eve ArnoldOlivia ArthurWerner BischofAntoine d’AgataBieke DepoorterCristina García RoderoBruce GildenPhilippe HalsmanHerbert ListSusan MeiselasMiguel Rio BrancoAlessandra SanguinettiAlec Soth The exhibition will include archival prints and frames, + more

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PRINCE – A London Private View: Afshin Shahidi

We are excited to be working with cinematographer Afshin Shahidi on his first photography exhibition, launching this February, and documenting his intimate working relationship with the artist Prince. Our expert production team worked closely with Shahidi, producing a selection of his works as Fine Art Giclée prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper, and finished with Bespoke Wooden Frames. The exhibition will + more

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Birth: Grayson Perry by Richard Ansett

Created by renowned photographer Richard Ansett, this new portrait at the Fitzrovia Chapel focuses on Grayson Perry’s alter ego, Claire.  ‘Claire is not a natural mother. This is a trans-immaculate conception and a perfect synergy with The Fitzrovia Chapel.’ said Ansett of his new work ‘Birth’. The 60×40″ photographic portrait is produced onto Kodak Duratran, then reverse mounted on acrylic, by our expert printing and + more

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English as a Second Language at Somerset House

This winter Somerset House presents Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second Language, a new photography exhibition celebrating the work of two of the most exciting photographers working in fashion today. This combined exhibition celebrates the vitality and importance of fresh perspectives within fashion photography in our globalised and interconnected world. Employing an otherworldly and playful approach to their + more

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209 Women x Metro Framing

On 14 December 1918 women in the United Kingdom voted for the first time, and in the same year the first female MP was elected. Launching 14 December 2018, 209 Women marks that significant moment in history, whilst also highlighting the ongoing need for further gender equality across society and politics. Metro Imaging is delighted to be collaborating with this landmark + more

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Africa MediaWorks Photography Prize

Metro Imaging are proud to join forces with the Africa MediaWorks Photography Prize, a brand new platform for artists across the African continent, an important new addition to London’s photography scene, and Britain’s first major African photography prize. The competition will showcase contemporary artists who have begun to build a reputation for their high-quality work and are now being recognised globally. A distinguished + more

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Marc Vallée: London & Paris 2011-2018

Marc Vallée: London & Paris 2011-2018 is a Metro in-house solo show launched this past September. Marc Vallée (b.1968) is a London-based documentary photographer whose work focuses on contemporary youth culture within the context of the neoliberal city. Marc’s work has been published and exhibited worldwide, while Tate Britain, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of London and + more

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BJP International Photography Award 2018 Exhibition

The Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter & Tobias, winners of the International Photography Award 2018, will be showing their award-winner series The Merge, at the British Journal of Photographys’ International Photography Award  (BJP IPA) 2018 exhibition, opening with the PV on Thursday 12th July 2018 at TJ Boulting. Metro Imaging was delighted to once again work with the BJP and TJ + more

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Celebrating 100 years of inspiring women with Anita Corbin

How will women be remembered over the past 100 years? What have they achieved in the fields of Sport, Science, Politics, the Arts and Education? Who were these women and what did they look like? Renowned photographer Anita Corbin aims to answer these questions with her symbolic project ‘First Women‘, exhibiting at Royal College of Art this summer. This considerable body + more

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Framing and Curating Coffee Morning

Come down to explore our South London workshop, and join us for a framing and curating coffee morning. Meet the experts behind every piece we create and discover cost-effective and archival solutions for finishing, preserving and installing artworks. We will also be joined by our industry partners, TAGSMART – pioneers in digital tagging, authentication and certification services in the Art Market. + more

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PHOTO LONDON x METRO: Tim Walker at Michael Hoppen

Metro is delighted to be collaborating with Michael Hoppen Gallery to produce bespoke framing and mounting for Tim Walker’s ‘The Gully Queens‘ to be shown at Photo London 2018. The Gully Queens Jamaica, 2018 – is an exclusive limited edition of 30 signed prints with all proceeds (100%) donated to the Gully Queens Charity “I found the notion of an + more

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PHOTO LONDON x METRO: Karine Laval at Crane Kalman Gallery

With Photo London 2018 just around the corner, we look at the photography and artists to visit at these years fair and satellite events. THE WORK ‘Black Palms’ by Karine Laval One of the highlights for us last year was working with   Crane Kalman Gallery again and producing these bespoke grey floating box-frames for Karine Laval’s ‘Black Palms’ prints. THE ARTIST + more

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The Great British Seaside – National Maritime Museum

Metro is delighted to be supporting The Great British Seaside, a new exhibition which opens this week at the National Maritime Museum (NMM). It explores our changing relationship with the seaside over the last six decades and celebrates the ambiguities and absurdities of seaside life from abandoned piers to the dazzling arcades. Documenting a quintessentially British experience the exhibition features + more

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BLACK BOX PROJECTS – EXHIBITION LAUNCH

We are delighted to be involved with Black Box Projects, a new art gallery specialising in contemporary photography and art which is created using photographic materials. We have worked closely with their team and artists for their upcoming launch exhibition in Soho this March, producing a mix of bespoke frames, fine art Giclée prints, and photographic vinyl. Black Box Projects + more

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Manny Melotra – Free Range Solo Exhibitions 2018 at the Truman Brewery

Continuing our coverage of the Free Range Solo Exhibitions 2018 we were delighted to get the opportunity to catch up with the Manny Melotra and Alexander Mourant who were both awarded the Free Range Award at the Graduate shows last year. Metro provided both winners with annual mentorships and support in the lead up to their exhibitions plus £1000 credit + more

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Alexander Mourant – Free Range Solo Exhibitions 2018 at the Truman Brewery

24.01.2018 Last year the Free Range Graduate shows provided a platform for thousands of students to showcase their emerging creative works and celebrate new talent. Supported by Metro Imaging, the show also awarded two photographers Alexander Mourant and Manny Melotra both an FR Award for Photography – both photographers won the opportunity to exhibit a solo show in London in + more

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Long Live the Boleyn – Freddie Bonfanti

05.12.2017 ‘Long Live the Boleyn’ is a new exhibition by London based photographer Freddie Bonfanti which opens in Hackney, East London this December.  As a West Ham supporter and season ticket holder, Freddie was inspired to start documenting the match-day routine inside and outside The Boleyn, otherwise known as Upton Park, West Ham’s home of 112 years, in the club’s final + more

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Challenging Perspectives: John Pheasant & Suchi Chidambaram

 19.10.2017 An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media Metro is thrilled to be supporting an exhibition of figurative and abstract images of India, London and Italy in an exhibition presenting photographs produced by John Pheasant, oil paintings by Suchi Chidambaram and jointly produced mixed media works which beautifully combine a photographic image and an oil painting to create + more

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We Are Family – Siân Davey at the National Portrait Gallery

26.09.2017   Photographer Siân Davey recently worked with our print and framing experts, using Metro’s premier bespoke service, to produce digital C-Type prints in walnut frames for her current exhibition “We Are Family” which is showing at the National Portrait Gallery in London until October 7th. As a photographer with a previous 15-year career in psychotherapy, Siân Davey’s work often + more

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Reflections by Karine Laval at Crane Kalman Gallery

24.07.2017   Metro Imaging was delighted to work with Crane Kalman Gallery once again to produce the latest exhibition hosted at their London Gallery. ‘Reflections’ is a new solo-show opening this July that celebrates 15 years of work by the contemporary French photographer, Karine Laval. Along with works from The Pool (2002-2005) and Poolscapes (2009- 2012), the London exhibition also + more

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An interview with Tom Oldham: The Herder Boys of Lesotho

24.05.2017   We managed to grab some time with Tom Oldham for a brief interview about his exciting upcoming exhibition, The Herder Boys of Lesotho: Tom, could you tell us a little about a bit yourself and your background? I’m a London-based portrait photographer. I have a rich experience in shooting the great and good from music and sporting arenas + more

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Foreigner – Daniel Castro Garcia

02.03.2017   Metro is thrilled to be supporting Daniel Castro Garcia and his upcoming solo show ‘Foreigner’, producing framing and mounting C-Type prints for the exhibition which opens in London later this month. Daniel is a London based photographer and filmmaker and winner of this year’s British Journal of Photography International Award. He began this project in 2015 in response + more

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No. 473117 A Man of the Great War: Carole Evans

21.02.2017   Later this month London based photographer and co-founder of Portrait Salon Carole Evans opens her latest exhibition “No. 473117 – A Man of the Great War” and launches a limited edition artist’s book of the same name. Metro is delighted to be producing and framing C-Type prints for the exhibition, which tells the story of the photographer’s Great + more

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Thomas Knights & Elliott Frieze present Red Hot II

20.12.2016   Bringing in 2017 with a much-anticipated bang, Metro is thrilled to be supporting the next exhibition in the Red Hot series, opening in London. Following the huge global recognition obtained in 2014 for Red Hot, his first exhibition and book of the same name, British Photographer Thomas Knights has collaborated with British Designer Elliott James Frieze to bring + more

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Brighton Photo Fringe 2016

06.10.2016   Continuing our long-standing support of Brighton Photo Fringe, Metro is delighted to be the official print sponsor again this year. In addition to supplying a variety of services to photographers across many different events, Metro has produced vinyl prints using our Direct to Media printer for Festival signage and outdoor exhibitions.   The festival takes place throughout the + more

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‘Punk Weekender’ at the Photographers’ Gallery

14.06.2016   As part of our Punk London partnership Metro is supporting the ‘Punk Weekender’ with The Photographers’ Gallery where a weekend of special events is being hosted.   Marking forty years of punk heritage and influence the weekend explores the ideological, social and political context of the Punk insurgence in Soho and Greater London and surveys a plethora of + more

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Photographs Rendered in Play–Doh: Eleanor Macnair

29.09.2015 Eleanor Macnair’s exhibition ‘Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh’ opened in London featuring some well-known and iconic photographs to lesser-known images by contemporary photographers, reproduced in an unlikely medium – Play-Doh. Macnair had no expectation of ‘Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh’ reaching exhibition status when she began the project on a whim back in August 2013. Producing the images late at night + more

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‘The Secret Life of the Pencil’ project by Mike Tinney and Alex Hammond

14.05.2015 Metro is delighted to be involved in a unique photographic project in celebration of the humble pencil.  ‘The Secret Life of the Pencil’ by creative design and photographic team Mike Tinney and Alex Hammond takes an inspired look beyond the obvious exterior of the modest stylus. The pleasure of a freshly sharpened pencil or frustration of a shattered lead could be something the + more

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Dan Holdsworth new exhibition: Spatial Objects

13.05.2015   Metro is delighted once again to have worked with British photographer Dan Holdsworth producing and finishing C-type prints for his exhibition Spatial Objects which opened in Southampton. Shown here for the first time, ‘Spatial Objects’ is the result of Holdsworth’s ongoing enquiry into contemporary photographic processes and what he calls the ‘surface interface of the image’ within today’s digital, media-saturated + more

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