About Us

About Us
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Beetles+Huxley is a leading art gallery founded in London in 2010 by Chris Beetles and Giles Huxley-Parlour. The gallery’s vibrant exhibition programme focuses on artists working with photography who have played a significant role in the history of art, and those who continue to shape the field in the present day.

Based in Mayfair, Beetles+Huxley represents many influential photographers and has presented exhibitions by artists as diverse as Cecil Beaton, Bruce Davidson, Edward Weston, Joel Meyerowitz, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wang Qingsong, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Vivian Maier and Ruud van Empel. Beetles+Huxley also trades significantly on the secondary market, maintaining a diverse range of stock by photographic masters from Edward Steichen to Irving Penn.

The gallery is popular amongst collectors for both its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and its engaging, educational approach. From the erudite exhibition catalogues that accompany each exhibition, to regular curator-led museum tours, artist-interviews and films the gallery is devoted to providing an enjoyable and stimulating platform for celebrating the medium.

In January 2015 Beetles+Huxley was named a "Brand of Tomorrow" by the prestigious Walpole group in recognition of the gallery's ongoing promotion of photography in London.

The Team

Giles Huxley-Parlour

Giles studied History of Art at University College London, and has spent the past ten years specialising in photography. After establishing a photography department at the Chris Beetles Gallery in St James's, Giles opened Beetles+Huxley with Chris in 2010. Giles regularly lectures on photography, collecting and the current market.

Olivia Prentis

Olivia is in charge of client relations, making sure our collectors receive the absolute best service possible. She is also involved in developing corporate and international collections. After gaining a degree in History of Modern Art at The University of Manchester, Olivia went on to complete a masters in photography at Speos School in Paris.

Thea Gregory

Thea develops our yearly events and education programmes, and creates all our online educational content, including our videos. Thea came to Beetles+Huxley after working with the events team at the Royal Academy of Art. She has a Masters in Art History, gained at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in twentieth-century Modernism in Europe.

Helen Hayman

Helen came to Beetles and Huxley after working in various administration and accounting roles in the art world. She has extensive experience after working at two photography galleries and in the photography department of Phillips auction house. Helen handles all the accounting needs at Beetles and Huxley.

Russell Bruce-Youles

Russell is the gallery's framer and registrar. With many year's experience as a fine art photographic framer, Russell is in charge of the production of all the gallery's bespoke in-house framing. He is also in charge of the organisation and shipping of the galleries inventory and sales, and is the point of contact for any operational enquiries. Russell studied photography and electronic imaging at Plymouth College of Art.

Services we offer

Framing
Our frames are constructed using only the highest quality archival materials. Durable timber is shaped into elegant mouldings and coupled with protective anti-UV glass to ensure the enjoyment of your picture for years to come. We are more than happy to give personalised framing advice for each and every photograph we sell.

Delivery
We offer free worldwide shipping on all unframed purchases and free delivery within London for both framed and unframed pictures. Our delivery service is fast and reliable. We use our own highly protective packaging and carefully inspect each artwork before it is despatched. Using a highly efficient airfreight service, we can deliver your picture to you quickly and safely.

Hanging
We are one of the only galleries in London to offer a free installation service for our clients upon request. Once your artwork is ready to be displayed, gallery team members will personally deliver your picture(s) to your home. After a consultation to decide the best place for your pictures to be displayed, the team will professionally install your artwork for you.

Bespoke Art Finder Service
Let the gallery team find the perfect picture for your collection. With our extensive network of artists, collectors and dealers, we are very well equipped to scour the market for any particular photographs that you may want. Simply let us know your criteria and the Beetles+Huxley team will get to work.

Mailing List
By becoming a Beetles+Huxley collector, you are also becoming a member of our mailing list for photography collectors. As a valued collector you will receive advice on collecting photography and key pieces, catalogues for each of our exhibitions, exclusive collector's opportunities not available to the general public, first reserve on new acquisitions at the gallery and access to our regular artist interviews.

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