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The Lives of Great Photographers

Event Details

The Lives of Great Photographers

Time: April 15, 2011 to September 4, 2011
Location: Gallery One, National Media Museum
Street: Pictureville
City/Town: Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ
Website or Map: http://www.nationalmediamuseu…
Phone: 0870 701 0200
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: National Media Museum
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2010

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Event Description

The Lives of Great Photographers is a compelling new
exhibition drawn exclusively from the Museum’s  extensive and diverse Photography Collection,  including works from The Royal Photographic Society  Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presents a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

From photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron and Eadweard Muybridge to Tony  Ray-Jones and Weegee, this exhibition highlights some of the most famous and historically memorable images ever produced and illuminates the extraordinary and sometimes exceptional lives the photographers led.

 

Photo: Contact sheet of portraits of Tony Ray-Jones c.1970 © Ainslie Ellis (1920-1997)

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