In 2015, Photo London burst onto the art scene, taking over Somerset House with galleries from Berlin, Cologne, Helsinki, Lisbon, Zurich, Tehran, Minneapolis, New York, Palm Beach, Santa Monica, Singapore, Tokyo and, of course, London.

Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city's status as a global capital of culture. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.

In 2016, 80 of the world's leading galleries will participate along with an extended ‘Discovery’ section for new and emerging galleries.

The legendary war photographer, Don McCullin has been named as the Photo London Master of Photography 2016. He will be the subject of a special exhibition of his work at Somerset House, presented by Photo London in association with Hamiltons Gallery.

Photo London will also present a rare opportunity to meet Don McCullin in a public conversation at Somerset House with Tate Photography Curator, Simon Baker on Thursday 19th May.

During the week of Photo London, Sotheby’s, Christies and Phillips will all hold major photography sales.

Co-founder Michael Benson, commented:  ''London is the only city in the world where you dare to imagine that you would get this kind of dynamic response to a new cultural venture like Photo London. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the City’s cultural organisations.''

''From national art institutions like the Tate, the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A to emerging artists, young collectors and galleries especially in the creative hubs of the East End and South London, from the best dealers to all of London’s auction houses, and above all London’s brilliant photographers, we have been delighted to find that so many people of all ages share our passion for photography and believe like us that London has the potential to become the world capital of photography.''

Photo London’s second edition will take place at Somerset House 19th – 22nd May, 2016. For more information, see here.