Of several current photography exhibitions, first is Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance at the Haywood Gallery. James VanDerZee captures the celebrities, dancers, families and weddings of Harlem society. Film stills of jazz musicians are also shown. Until 17 August.
Venue: Hayward Gallery (Upper Gallery), London SE1.
At the National Portrait Gallery there is Clifford Coffin: The Varnished Truth – Photographs from Vogue 1945-55. Coffin is one of Vogue’s “lost” photographers, who, for over a decade, produced a large body of work for Vogue. On display is a range of Coffin’s portrait and couture shots. Until 28 September.
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2.
Finally, Little Boxes at Photofusion questions the relationship between the photograph reproduction and the gallery, emanating from the recent book Surface: Contemporary Photographic Practices. Within the exhibition will be selected contributors to the book, including Hannah Bryan, David Sims and Nick Knight. Until 19 July.
Venue: Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9.