Every month we like to handpick a selection of photography exhibitions for you to check out. Seeing other artists’ work helps you to hone your skills and fuels your imagination for future projects and custom canvas print creations.

Check out the Parrot Print selection of photography exhibitions November 2016.

London

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

Where: Photographers’ Gallery in Soho, London

When: until Jan 8 2017

This exhibition is bursting at the seams with incredible works of feminist art. See over 200 pieces by 48 artists from over 20 countries covering this vibrant decade in women’s history.

Themes featured include domesticity, sexuality, identity and the body. As well as photography, there’s also photomontage and video art along with a bit of sculpture. See names you know well as well as artists that you’ve never heard of but would like to know more about.

The exhibition is a snapshot of this time and covers serious issues using risqué imagery and taboo themes, especially considering the decade it came from. Expect humour too including Penny Wilson (the only British artist on show) dressed as a wedding cake.

Edinburgh

The Jill Todd Photographic Award

Where: Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

When: Until 22 January 2017

The Stills Gallery’s current exhibition is to support early career talent in photography through a presentation of The Jill Todd Photographic Award. The annual competition – established in 2012 - is open to fine art and photography graduates from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

This year, the award exhibition is celebrating the works of three winning and six commended entrants, selected by a panel of judges. The selection includes recent graduates from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ulster:

  • Linda Conroy
  • Mads Holm
  • Emma Levy
  • Calum Douglas
  • Nadia Gabriel
  • Mat Hay
  • Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte
  • Arthur Montgomery
  • Sam Wood

Manchester

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

Where: Manchester Art Gallery

When: 25 November 2016 – 29 May 2017

Something to look out for later in the month is this exhibition from iconic British photographer Martin Parr. Strange and Familiar looks at how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK.

You will see street and architectural photography as well as portraits and social documentary from leading photographers including:

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Rineke Dijkstra
  • Garry Winogrand

The exhibition will have previously unseen works as part of 250 photographs making up this “portrait of modern Britain.”

Strange and Familiar is curated and organised by the Barbican Centre, London.

Check out our guide to the best places in Britain to photograph this season so you can build up your photography portfolio. Our post great competitions to enter this year has suggestions for awards you can attempt to win to boost your confidence and get constructive feedback on your work.