Photography Through The Ages By The Luxury Channel

Bert Hardy, Maidens In Waiting, 1951.  (© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

Bert Hardy, Maidens In Waiting, 1951.
(© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

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.

Horst P. Horst, L. Marcuson, New York, 1950.  (© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

Horst P. Horst, L. Marcuson, New York, 1950.
(© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

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.

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)

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.

Walker Evans, Crossroads Store, Post Office, Sprott, Alabama, USA, 1936.  (© the artist and courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

Walker Evans, Crossroads Store, Post Office, Sprott, Alabama, USA, 1936.
(© the artist and courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

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.

Edward White Over Hawaii, The First American Space Walk, Gemini 4 Mission, 1965.  (© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

Edward White Over Hawaii, The First American Space Walk, Gemini 4 Mission, 1965.
(© the artist; courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel)

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.

Contact

Osborne Samuel
23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG
+44 (0)20 7493 7939
www.osbornesamuel.com

Beetles+Huxley
3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE
+44 (0)20 7434 4319
www.beetlesandhuxley.com