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Exhibition: Bloom...away, early botanical photography / London: 10-19 June 2019

Showcasing works from the 19th and 20th centuries, Bloom..away explores the different ways in which photographers have chosen to document plants with their cameras. The exhibition is the first from the Sarah Wheeler Gallery. 

Two large format cyanotypes of ferns - the blueprint process used to such good effect by Anna Atkins - will be displayed alongside images by masters of the medium including Charles Jones, Karl Blossfeldt, Man Ray, Adolf de Meyer, Heinrich Kuhn and Albert Renger-Patzsch.

Whilst works from the 19th century such as those by Adolph Braun and Charles Aubry emulate the tradition of botanical illustration and pictorialism, Blossfeldt, Renger-Patzsch and Jones celebrate the unique mechanical nature of the camera by creating strikingly modern images of plants, in a clear, apparently objective matter - making them prime examples of the German New Objectivity movement.

Opening to the public on 10 June  Bloom...away - an exhibition of early botanical photography from 1850s to 1960s will run until June 19th at The Studio, 73 Glebe Place, London, SW3 5JB with a fully illustrated catalogue. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm and by appointment over the weekend.

Bloom...away. An exhibition of early botanical photography from 1850s to 1960s

10th June - 19th June 2019
The Studio, 73 Glebe Place, London, SW3 5JB

For further information please contact: Sarah at Sarah Wheeler Gallery, t: 07932 735829


Image: Charles Jones (1866-1959), Hyacinth, Single Red, c.1900. Gold-toned gelatin silver print on printing out paper.

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