Tate Gallery Reopens After Lockdown: A Photography Playground

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The Tate Gallery reopens this week after a 4-month closure due to the pandemic. Actually, not just the Tate Modern but all Tate galleries across the UK. I’m very happy this is finally happening. As a Tate member, an art-lover but as a photographer as well.

The Tate, specifically the Tate Modern, is a massive playground for all London-based street photographers. Its architecture may not appeal to everyone. I, for one, am not necessarily a fan of Brutalism. But I do like this structure for the photographic opportunities that it offers.
And then of course, it hosts all sorts of amazing exhibitions. I became a member only to be able to go over and over to see the Olafur Eliasson one.

So… I didn’t think I would, but I missed it in these 4 months. I’m glad the Tate gallery reopens now.

The entrance is free, as always, but you must go through a booking process. It’s a necessary measure for crowd-control to make sure every visitor stays safe when inside. So I booked it and managed to secure a spot with the first batch of visitors. I was first in line (almost)!

Now, London being London, I was not greeted with the stereotypical Summer. It had rained all night, and it was cold a fair bit as well. Nevertheless, I managed to find enough light to shoot an infrared photo as well, which of course then had to become my YouTube thumbnail.

The Video

I was so inspired by the reopening of the Tate gallery that I took quite a few pictures worthy of being included in the video. I stuffed 45 photos in this 11-minutes clip! And over 2 minutes are taken by a very nice chat with a special guest I randomly met just outside! If you have ever noticed the art on the Millennium Bridge, you know who I’m talking about.

But I’m not going to digress any further. The Tate gallery reopens after the lockdown; this is the big news. And this is my video:

Street Photography at Tate Gallery London (After Lockdown)

And here’s the link, if the embed doesn’t work:

Once again, thank you all. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
And I’ll see you next time!


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