Friday, October 20, 2006

In the Face of History @ Barbican

Sune Jonsson, Farmer and Gravedigger, Hjalmar Nyberg, Nyåker, Normaling Parish, 1956

"From the First World War to the Cold War, the sexual revolution to the Velvet Revolution, communism to capitalism, the 20th Century was marked by sweeping historical events and changes. In the Face of History brings together the work of many of the greatest photographers of this period, whose works collectively map out a century of European experience.

One of the first major exhibitions to chart European photography from 1900 to the present day, In the Face of History features classic photographers such as Eugène Atget, Josef Sudek and Brassaï , alongside contemporary artists such as Boris Mikhailov, Jitka Hanzlová and Wolfgang Tillmans. The exhibition includes a number of photographers from the former Eastern bloc, with many works shown in the UK for the first time. "

13 October 2006 - 28 January 2007
Barbican Art Gallery

List of Photographers

"A Secret History" work of Emmy Andriesse reviewed by Alice Rawsthorn @ The Guardian

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