A survey of contemporary documentary photography
6 – 17 February 2024
In a contemporary sense, the genre of documentary photography resists any reductive definition or classification. The idea of providing a ‘straightforward and accurate representation’ feels outdated – there are multiple ways of seeing, subjectivity is to be celebrated and debated, and someone with an iPhone will always beat the agency photographer to the scene. In this context, Document Now is not ‘reportage’. It is an exhibition that tells stories of the world around us, highlights deeply personal approaches to the medium of photography, and platforms the global voices working in London today.