Osborne Samuel has announced a collaborative exhibition with Beetles+Huxley to present the variety and inﬂuence of photography through the ages. Running until 23rd December, this major photography exhibition crosses both of these leading London galleries to showcase over 150 important photographs from the 19th century to the present day.
The exhibition displays a range of arresting and iconic imagery from all periods of this ground-breaking medium, including works by legendary photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P Horst, Cecil Beaton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lord Snowdon, Bill Brandt, Man Ray and Irving Penn, amongst others.
Previously unseen self-portraits by American street photographer Vivian Maier will be showcased for the ﬁrst time. During her work as a nanny, Maier took more than 150,000 photographs of the people and architecture of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. She recorded some of the most interesting marvels and peculiarities of urban America in the late 20th century.
Also presented is a rare and unusual group of exploration photographs, including the work of travel photography pioneer Herbert Ponting, who produced some of the most enduring images of the Heroic Age Antarctic Exploration, as well as Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Shackleton Expedition. Featured alongside these are original, rare NASA photographs from seminal space missions.
Contemporary photographs include those with a particular focus on the natural world, with photographers including Edward Burtynsky, Michael Wolf, Alex Maclean, Justine Blau and Michael Najjar examining mankind’s impact on the landscape.
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