PREVIEW: The Photographers 2015

Osborne Samuel and Beetles +  Huxley have teamed up for their annual collaborative photography exhibition, bringing together over 150 prints by leading artists spanning from 1910 to the present day. The exhibition will trace the history of photography from its early developments through its rise in status as both creative and documentary medium; from war photography to contemporary fashion imagery.

Jurgen Teller, Kate Moss 2000 copy

JURGEN TELLER, KATE MOSS, 2000 SIGNED AND NUMBERED 2/30 ON REVERSE ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT, PRINTED 2010 21 1/4 X 25 3/4 INCHES

The Photographers 2015 presents some of the most important and iconic photographs from the history of the medium. Exhibited between two leading London galleries, Osborne Samuel and Beetles+Huxley, this annual exhibition brings together over 150 evocative pictures from the early 20th century to the present day.

The exhibition will trace the history of photography from its early developments through its rise in status as both creative and documentary medium, from war photography to contemporary fashion imagery. Herbert PontingHenri Cartier-BressonRobert CapaEdward WestonBill Brandt are amongst the most notable masters featuring in the show alongside contemporary photographers such as Alex MacLeanRen Hang and Michael Kenna.

Cartier Bresson Champs Elysees copy

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON, AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, PARIS, FRANCE, 1968, “SIGNED AND STAMPED WITH PHOTOGRAPHER’S BLIND STAMP SILVER GELATIN PRINT, PRINTED 1980S 11 X 14 INCHES

Highlights include:
Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino alongside early celebrated photographers such as Edward Weston and Erwin Blumenfeld + two of China’s most sought after photographers join the exhibition, Ren Hang and Zhang Kechun.

The exhibition invites visitors to rethink the possibilities of a medium that has become an everyday means of expression, and to enjoy a selection of some of the greatest works in the photographic medium of the last century.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2015 25th November – 23rd December Private View: 24 November, 6 – 8 pm
Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG  www.osbornesamuel.com

Beetles + Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE www.beetlesandhuxley.com

 

About Mark Westall

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