About The Show

The Photographers' Gallery has launched its new digital programme with Born in 1987: The Animated GIF, an exhibition devoted to this overlooked image format native to the web and the computer screen. The exhibition features over 40 GIF images by practitioners from a range of creative disciplines. For many, this was their first opportunity to experiment with the medium. The resulting GIFs range from the graphic to the photographic, the subtle to the psychedelic, and demonstrate a wide diversity of approaches which respond to the GIF's particular history and aesthetic qualities. The GIFs on this website are also viewable on The Wall, a 2.7 x 3m Sharp Video Wall located on the ground floor of our gallery in Ramillies Street, London. From 17th June, these works will be joined by a rotating selection of submissions from the public. Instructions on how to contribute can be found here. More information and images of The Wall can be found here.

The Gif Makers