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Victoria and Albert Museum Launches Photography Centre

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Those who remember the Royal Photographic Society’s Octagon Gallery in Bath may experience a feeling of déjà vu when entering new galleries dedicated to the medium at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Triumphal columns of antiquarian cameras frame the new exhibition space entrance where the V&A have successfully managed to capture something of the Octagon […]

Killed Negatives

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Over at the Whitechapel Gallery the exhibition Killed Negatives adds some critical elements to both the FSA and Lange’s story with unseen images printed for the first time having been subjected to physical redaction at the time. The American government through the Information Department of the Farm Security Administration instigated one of the world’s first […]

Barbican celebrates Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship

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           In an era where women are finally being recognised for their contribution to humanity it is apposite that two female photographers who have demonstrated their strength, integrity, passion, empathy and creativity should feature at the Barbican’s double-header retrospective the Politics of Seeing, reviewing Dorothea Lange’s influential career and contemporary documentary photographer […]

The Shape of Light – Tate Modern until October 14th 2018

16 Jul
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                     It is not a question of whether photography can make abstract interpretations that is proven beyond doubt at Tate Moderns comprehensive show The Shape of Light. The conundrum is, should it? Abstract art and photography are mostly considered as separate issues, this makes no sense; […]

Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power

29 Aug
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  Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power Tate Modern’s deep and reflective review of American art during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Empowerment from 1964 into the 1980s offers and engaging insight into the mind set of the country at the time while feeling as […]

A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic

29 Aug
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A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic The Whitechapel Gallery’s summer exhibition is an intriguing investigation into the influence Man Ray’s photograph from 1920 that became known as Dust Breeding. The image is a classic example of how photography can play with context and be both abstract and figurative. The act of […]

The Eye Has It

10 Jan
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The title of Tate Modern’s exhibition ‘The Radical Eye’ could be easily applied not just to the photographers represented but also to it’s curator who has since 1991 fervently put together one of the best private collections of photographic images in the world. To call Sir Elton John a collector does not do him justice, his […]

Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

10 Jan
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Robert Rauschenberg arrived on the American art scene in the 1950s as something of a young pretender, overthrowing established parameters, stretching and breaking boundaries with an insatiable thirst for innovation and the discovery of new media to express his ideas. With abstract expressionism in full flood and painting on the throne, Rauschenberg challenged what art […]

Exposure 47 pinhole camera day at Bridgwater Arts Centre

22 May
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Exposure 47 is delighted to be supporting Bridgwater Arts Centre, the oldest Arts Centre in the country, during the celebration of the venue’s 70th year. We will be running two free pinhole workshops during the summer, the first on Saturday May 28th and again on July 9th both from 10.00am until 4pm. After the 2015 […]