For an infinity of passion can be contained in one minute, like a crowd in a small space.

—Gustave Flaubert

After a smashingly successful inaugural edition, the international fair Photo London is back for more. Beautifully situated at the Somerset House on the Thames river, Photo London will offer the public a vibrant celebration of photography in all its forms. 80 of the world’s finest galleries will be on hand to display and sell beautiful photographs from all periods and genres to collectors.

LensCulture’s editors first offered a highly selective preview of some of the work that excites us most — a 55-image slideshow that showcased the breadth and depth of what will be on display this week at the fair.

In this last collection, we put our focus on the beauty of a moment suspended in time.

Each of the images above speak to photography’s innate ability to capture and convey beauty, information, details and revelation all within the span of a single second. An entire nuanced, complex, contradictory atmosphere can be contained in the temporal bounds of a frame, a blend of feeling, tone and thought frozen forever for us to admire.

From Gohar Dashti’s mysterious landscapes, to Evgenia Arbugaeva and her enigmatic environmental portraits, we were enchanted and bewitched by the frail magnificence of each of these moments above. We hope that you too will lose yourself in their unique magic.


Editors’ Note: Photo London will run from May 19-May 22, 2016. It will be held at the Somerset House, in the heart of London. We hope to see many of you there! Purchase your tickets now.