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Exhibition: Camera, Obscured. The fine art photography of Paul Laib / from 26 July

Paul Laib moved to London from Hamburg at the end of the nineteenth century. For fifty years he worked as a fine art photographer from his studio in South Kensington, hired by artists to document their work. Using archive materials and pieces from the De Laszlo collection of Paul Laib negatives, this exhibition highlights the multifaceted relationship between photography, painting, sculpture and their practitioners. Through the lens of his niche vocation as contractor and creative in London's creative communities we see that an image of artwork can take many forms. 

Camera Obscured. The fine art photography of Paul Laib

Book Library Foyer, The Courtauld Institute of Art 

26 July-27 September 2017

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