Steve Bloom Photographer - Information on Steve's photographic exhibitions

Exhibitions

Outdoor – Spirit of the Wild Exhibition

  • Outdoor public exhibitions consisting of 100 giant prints, each 1.8 meters across, floodlit at night, free, and open to the public 24 hours a day.
  • 2015 - Palma, Mallorca: Salvajes exhibition - June 11 - August 11 2015
  • 2014 - Granada, Spain: Salvajes exhibition Alhambra - September 26 - December 2014
  • 2014 - Madrid, Spain: Salvajes exhibition Retiro Park - May 31 - 1 July 2014
  • 2012 –Abbeville, France. Découvrez le Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature
  • 2010 – Edinburgh Scotland: St Andrews Square, as part of The Edinburgh Science Festival. 12 March – 16 May
  • 2009 – Barcelona, Spain: Salvejas exhibition - Barcelona Zoo. 28 October - January 2010
  • 2008 – Stavanger, Norway: (European Capital of Culture 2008): Byparken, 19 June – 14 September (3 months)
  • 2007 – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Westermarkt, adjacent to Westerkerk, 18 May – 28 July (2½ months)
  • 2007 – Moscow, Russia: Strasnoy Boulevard, 1 July – 30 September (3 months)
  • 2007 – Stockholm, Sweden: Raoul Wallenbergs Torg, 15 June – 20 November (5 months)
  • 2007 – Oslo, Norway: Raadhusplassen (Town Hall Square), 9 June – 25 October (4½ months)
  • 2007 – Dublin, Ireland: St Stephen's Green, August 18 – 7 October (7 weeks)
  • 2006 – Copenhagen, Denmark: Kongens Nytorv, 16 May – 22 October (5 months) Verified visitor numbers exceeded one million in the first 3 months.
  • 2006 – Leeds, UK: Millennium Square, September – December (3 months)
  • 2005/2006 – Birmingham, UK: Centenary Square, September 2005 – August 2006 (11 months)

Indoor Exhibitions

  • 2014 – Spirit of the Wild Bosham Gallery, No.1 The High Street, Bosham, West Sussex 15 August - 15 September.
  • 2012 – Beneath the Surface: South Africa in the 1970's London Festival of Photography at The Guardian Gallery 1-28 June.
  • 2011 – Konica Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Spirit of the Wild - September - October.
  • 2010 – Lucy Bell Gallery, St leonards November to December
  • 2010 – Shanghai International Art Photography Exhibition June 2010
  • 2010 – Bangwallop, Salcombe, Devon June to September
  • 2010 – Waterstones, St Margarets Street, Canterbury, UK: 30 May to September
  • 2009 – Man made Images Gallery, Eire: 17 photographs, 27 February – 17 May 2009 (3 months)
  • 2007 – MV Norwegian Pearl: (NCL Cruise Liner), permanent exhibition in main stair gallery, photographs up to 3.8 meters across
  • 2006 – Photoforum: 50 photographs at Russia's largest annual photography fair, Moscow, Russia April/May
  • 2005 – Soulfood Gallery: 30 photographs, Brussels, Belgium 1 May – 30 June (2 months)
  • 2002 – Montier-en-Der Festival, Montier-en-Der, France November 02
  • 1994 – Chorak Café Gallery: London, UK
  • 1979 – Galerie Schmuck & Kunz, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1978 – Photographers above the Rainbow, Bristol, UK

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 – Natural and Cultural Monuments of the World Museum Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany - April 2011 to October 2012.
  • 2010 – Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London. Tim Andrews at Home
  • 2010 – Raw Vision Gallery, Cape Town: African Odyssey exhibition to coincide with Football World Cup
  • 2008 - Fotonaturis: ‘ One Planet - 20 Looks', Outdoor exhibition, Leiria, Portugal, Sep/Oct 08
  • 2008 – Les Sommets de l'Image, Courchevel, France 15 December 2007 – 15 April 08
  • 2006 – Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery ‘Mursi Tribeswoman with Rifle' & 'Hamar Woman'
  • 2006 – Useful, Cute and Collected: The Photographed Animal, Museum Folkwang, Essen October 2005 – January 2006
  • 2005 – High Life exhibition, BA headquarters, London – 3 of 24 images
  • 2005 – AOP Awards, Association of Photographers Gallery, London
  • 2001 – IDEA Awards, Association of Photographers Gallery, London
  • 2000 – IDEA Awards, Association of Photographers Gallery, London
  • 1999 – BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural History Museum, London
  • 1996 – BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural History Museum, London
  • 1986 – Photographers' Gallery, London
  • 1985 – Hamilton's Gallery, London
  • 1980 – Photographers' Gallery, London
  • 1978 – Palais Beau Artes (International Defence and Aid), Brussels
  • 1978 – Westminster Abbey (International Defence and Aid), London

Spirit of the Wild exhibition

Spirit of the Wild is a free outdoor exhibition featuring Steve Bloom’s photographs of animals around the world. The exhibition consists of one hundred large format weather-sealed prints, floodlit at night, and open 24 hours.

The images are accompanied by informative captions, designed to raise public awareness of wild animals and the environmental issues which affect them. The visual narrative enables viewers to go on a journey to all the world's continents as they move around the exhibition. The positive, uplifting images leave viewers with a poignant sense of 'what we have to lose'. The giant prints, when viewed close, fill the peripheral vision. This soft, un-preaching approach aims to inspire people to be more considered in their approach to environmental matters. The wild tiger's eyes, staring from the undergrowth, remind people that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild.

Aimed at peoples of all ages, including those not normally responsive to art photography, the exhibition is designed to be both informative and entertaining. It usually runs for a period of between three months and one year and has been seen by millions of people in eleven European cities. In Copenhagen, more than 1.4 million visitors were officially counted during the five month run. The exhibition has an associated catalogue and several books, Spirit of the Wild, Untamed, and Elephant. Children's books include Elephants - Book for Children, My Big Cats Journal, My Favourite Animal Families and My Polar Animals Journal.

Slide show