Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery with unique access to one of the greatest photographic collections in the world. With archives holding millions of negatives, prints and transparencies from the 1850s to the present day, and an ever-growing portfolio of exceptional contemporary photography, our aim is to make this incomparable collection accessible to all.
Bringing you closer to this extraordinary photographic resource, the Gallery offers beautiful, affordable photographs hand-printed in our darkrooms. Our bespoke service offers expert research, help and advice in guiding you through your purchase – whether you’re looking for a memorable gift, collector’s item or interior design solution.
Located in the heart of the West End, the Gallery also offers its versatile space for private hire and corporate events; an inviting, elegant setting which can be transformed according to your needs.
Our comprehensive program of exhibitions and events showcases the unrivalled diversity and breadth of both our archival content and the cutting edge editorial and creative imagery being produced by Getty Images today.
Upcoming Exhibition Schedule:
27th June – 22nd August: Gods & Monsters
Gods and Monsters explores the mythologizing power of the portrait and the shifting qualities of fame, through the reflections between the two. From the early studies of shadow and light in Hollywood studio portraits, in which stars presented their pose but concealed a private self, through to the rise of the paparazzi, countercultural influence and the new rock n roll aristocracy.
Since the carte de visite phenomenon of the 1860s, the image-making of photography and the image-making of celebrity have wound together in collaboration. Photography has measured, transfigured and created the famous face – with a Greek chorus of commerce, technology and style.
Featuring iconic works from the John Kobal Foundation, vintage pieces and archival footage, Gods and Monsters includes highlights from across the extensive Getty Images Gallery collections.