A major group exhibition is presented this November at London’s Tate Modern, bringing together photographers who have explored and observed conflict throughout the war times. Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, the exhibition reflects on the artists’ use of the camera during these horrific occurrences of history.
From images taken during the aftermath of the American Civil War, to photographs of 25 years after the Nicaragua revolution, the exhibition showcases a perspective of the consequential aspects of war. also include recent projects done by British, German, Polish and Syrian photographers on today’s reflection of a century since the First World War began.
The insight of the exhibition displays the effect of people’s lives, such as seen in Don McCullin’s ‘Shell-shocked US Marine’ (1968), and the landscapes presented in Pierre Antony-Thouret’s ‘Reims After the War’ (1926). With the cost of human conflict, photographers from Stephen Shore to Taryn Simon’s portrays survivors and victims from these war affairs in this group exhibition.
Curated by Curator of Photography and International Art, Simon Baker, and Shoair Mavlian, assistant curator, as well as Professor David Mellor from University of Sussex, ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ treats viewers to rarely-seen historical images, with Jerzy Lewczynski’s photographs of the ‘Wolf’s Lair / Adolf Hitler’s War Headquarters’ (1960), and Nick Waplington’s Prisone of War camp in Wales close-ups (1993).
is organised by Tate Modern, in association with the Museum Folkwang, Essen and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, where it will tour in spring and summer 2015 respectively. The exhibition is also accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue from Tate Publishing and a programme of talks and events in the gallery.
‘Conflict, Time, Photography’
26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
Bankside, London SE1 9TG
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