New photography exhibition to open in London

Somerset House is set to play host to a major new photography exhibition later this month.

Following on from the success of the recent Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour display, Positive View Foundation is once again partnering with curator William Ewing to produce Landmark: the Fields of Photography.

Somerset House facade
Focusing on the rapidly changing planet due to a number of factors, this exhibition will contain more than 130 original works of art taken by enterprising photographers employing technology ranging from 19th century plate camera techniques, to the use of drones, robots and satellites to capture emotive images of the Earth.

Many of the major names in photography are represented in this display including the likes of Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kander, Robert Adams, Simon Norfolk, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander, Toshio Shibata and Robert Polidori.

It will be in situ from March 14th to April 28th and this is the first exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world that shows both the harsh realities of today’s changing environment with the world’s enduring and awe-inspiring beauty.

Founder and chief executive officer of the Positive View Foundation Andrew Page said the company is thrilled to be returning to the Somerset House for a second time, stating that the exhibition is one of the most “innovative and ambitious” on the theme of landscape for many years.

Gwyn Miles, director of Somerset House, continued: “Following the huge success of Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour exhibition, we’re delighted to be working together with Positive View Foundation and curator William A. Ewing once again in presenting what promises to be a thought-provoking and timely exhibition looking at contemporary photographers’ responses to our ever-changing landscape and environment – one of the most pertinent issues of our time.”

Admission to the exhibition is free, meaning this could be the perfect accompaniment to a weekend spent in one of the many luxury suites in London.

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