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The Wire’s Art Director in conversation at The Photographer's Gallery

Exhibition on music photography with discussion series and Wire Salon on the aesthetics of underground and experimental music scenes

The Wire will be hosting a number of events at London’s Photographers’ Gallery this summer as part of the exhibition We Want More. Subtitled Image-making & Music In The 21st Century, We Want More will examine the intersection of photography and music since 2000 via a wide variety of images of musicians and fans.

Alongside stylised portraits of the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, the show will include Jason Evans’s publicity shots of Radiohead, Deirdre O’Callaghan’s verité photos of drummers in rehearsal rooms, and Ewan Spencer’s images of UK garage clubbers. The show will also include videos shot by Anton Corbijn, Seamus Murphy and Tom Beard for Arcade Fire, PJ Harvey, FKA Twigs and others.

On 30 July, The Wire’s Art Director Ben Weaver will be discussing music photography with a number of the magazine’s photographers in one of the Photographers’ Gallery’s regular free Socials events, while on 9 September a special edition of The Wire Salon will examine the visual aesthetics of underground and experimental music scenes. In addition, throughout August, the magazine’s Inner Sleeve column will go live for four free Thursday evening events in which various music photographers discuss their favourite album sleeves. More details and events to be announced. We Want More is at London’s Photographers’ Gallery between 17 July–20 September.