The If You Leave Showcase is an exhibition that supports both up-and-coming and established photographers.
The concept is straightforward: 20 photographs, selected by 20 co-curators, showcased in 20 select venues. With the focus on a single image, as opposed to a series or a body of work, it is aimed at uncovering and promoting new talent in photography.
Join us for this exhibition opening, celebrating international contemporary photography, at the Shop 7 at the Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane. All 20 images, carefully selected by our co-curators, will be revealed, accompanied by music, drinks and our exciting pop-up programme for the month ahead.
After the launch, each image will move to one select venue across East London where it will remain showcased for the next four weeks, before being taken to New York in the summer of 2018.
This year's Showcase coincides with the opening of our creative pop-up space which will run from December 9th until January 5th. The IYL Pop-Up is a new concept that acts as a creative hub for our audiences to meet, engage and create. It will be open for four weeks, and host various events, talks and workshops as well as providing hub for photographers to discuss their work.