THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014, until 23rd December 2014

Justine Blau, The Circumference of the Cumanan Cactus, 2010. © the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

Justine Blau,
The Circumference of the Cumanan Cactus, 2010.
© the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

This exciting exhibition is spread over two galleries Beetles + Huxley and Osborne Samuel. It is a new departure for the latter as they are well known for Modern British Art but in the words of Peter Osborne “Photography is simply another medium for great art, to add to painting, prints and sculpture for which we are well known. However we break new ground with the current exhibition, which includes rare iconic images by some of the best known photographers of all time, from the dawn of photography to the present day.”

Irving Penn, Marlene Dietrich, 1948. © the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

Irving Penn,
Marlene Dietrich, 1948.
© the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

And indeed they do with over one hundred and fifty photographs spread over the two galleries. Among the highlights are rare exploration photographs by Herbert Ponting and NASA photographs from space missions. Important mid- 20th century French photographers are represented, including Brassai and Henri Cartier-Bresson as are works by contemporary exponents such as Ruud van Empel, Nadav Kander and Mona Kuhn.The American street photographer Vivian Maier, who as a nanny was able to record urban life in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles can for the first-time be seen herself in a series of self-portraits.

Ruud Van Empel, Identity Number I. © the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

Ruud Van Empel, Identity Number I.
© the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

I highly recommend this exhibition as it is a real celebration of this art form!

 

Frank Hurley, Royal_Penguins on Nugget's Beach, Macquaire Island, 1911 © the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

Frank Hurley,
Royal_Penguins on Nugget’s Beach, Macquaire Island, 1911
© the artist, courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel

 

 

Venues:

Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1

+44 (0)20 7493 7939

http://www.osbornesamuel.com

 

Beetles+Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1

+44 (0)20 7434 4319

http://www.beetlesandhuxley.com

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