From Talbot to Fox. 150 Years of British Social Photography.

16.03.2011 • 20.03.2011

From Talbot to Fox. 150 Years of British Social Photography.


James Hyman at AIPAD 2011: Booth 414
From Talbot to Fox. 150 Years of British Social Photography

James Hyman Photography is delighted to mark our presence at AIPAD Art Fair for the first time with a specially curated presentation of British social photography which also precisely coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition British Photography from the Thatcher Years. The 1991 MOMA exhibition, curated by Susan Kismaric, drew attention to a new wave of British photographers who were not only engaged with the transformation of British society during the Thatcher years, but also in many cases placed colour photography at the centre of their practice.

In order to build on this earlier New York exhibition, James Hyman Photography's AIPAD exhibition From Talbot to Fox broadens the range of photographers shown in order to provide a wider historical and geographical context.

Starting with the earliest photographers the exhibition explores the importance of class and identifies themes such as work and leisure, the urban and the rural, wealth and poverty, home and away, and war and peace to explore not only Britain's changing society but also the development of different photographic approaches to this environment.

James Hyman Photography will also present a selection of classic photographs including works by Atget Brassai andre Kertesz Lartigue man ray and Francesca Woodman. For a full selection of works on view please contact the gallery.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication on the subject.

The exhibition includes the following photographers amongst others:

    William Henry Fox Talbot
    David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
    Roger Fenton
    Horatio Ross
    Julia Margaret Cameron
    Thomas Annan
    Bill Brandt
    Bert Hardy
    Roger Mayne
    Cecil Beaton
    Caroline Coon
    Paul Reas
    Jem Southam
    Ken Grant
    Karen Knorr
    Anna Fox

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