Photo London 2022

Words by
Lee Cassanell

11th May 2022

A British photographer’s passion for fashion. 


Somerset House is holding an exhibition of the key works of this year’s Photo London Master of Photography, Nick Knight.

Showcasing works from the 1980s through to new pieces made this year, the exhibition encompasses fashion, portraiture, still life, landscape and the nude across photography, film, painting, porcelain, sculpture and installation. 

Among the works on view are iconic fashion photographs from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s for designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano and Christian Lacroix. 

‘My quest has always been to use photography to show me things I could not see,’ says Knight:

“Photography has been my passport into life, giving me access to people from all backgrounds and walks of life. The same skill set has allowed me to create films, sculptures, and now even virtual versions of our world and ourselves. From politics to AI, I have been able to use the voice that photography gave me to present a vision of our future and find new ways of seeing the world. I would like to use this occasion to demonstrate my enthusiasm for the future of image-making, and how incredibly important it is to realise it’s our purpose to show the world not just who we are but also who we want to be.”

The Photo London exhibition at Somerset House is being held between  12–15 May 2022: