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SALT AND SILVER: Early photography 1840–1860 │ Tate Britain, London → 7 June 2015

“Ɖs z ɖ frst xibiśn in Britn dvotd t sōltd-pepr prints, wn v ɖ rliist formz v ftogṛfi. A ynīcli Britiś invnśn, unveild bî Wiłm Henri Fox Tōlbt in 1839, sōltprints spred acrs ɖ glob, crietñ a ny viźl lanḡj v ɖ modn momnt.

Ɖs reṿluśnri tecnīc trnsformd subjicts fṛm stiļîfs, portrits, lansceps n sīnz v dêli lîf intu imijz wɖ ɖer ǒn sṗsific isʈetic: a soft, l’x́urı̣s ifct ptklr t ɖs foṭgrafic proses.

Ɖ fy sōltprints ɖt svîv r sldm sīn dy t ɖer fṛjiḷti, n so ɖs xibiśn, a c’laḅreśn wɖ ɖ Wilsn Sentr fr Ftogṛfi, z a snğlr oṗtyṇti t si ɖ rẹrist n bst rli foṭgrafs v ɖs tîp in ɖ wrld.

Orġnîzd in c’laḅreśn wɖ ɖ Wilsn Sentr fr Ftogṛfi.

Kretd bî Caṛl Jac̣bi, Kretr v Britiś Art 1850–1915, Sîmn Bêcr, Kretr, Ftogṛfi Inṭnaśnl Art, Caṛlîn Cōbo-Parsnz, Asistnt Kretr 1850-1915 n Hana Laynz, Asistnt Kretr 1850–1915.”

‘The Great Elm at Lacock’, 1843–45, by William Henry Fox Talbot
‘The Great Elm at Lacock’, 1843–45, by William Henry Fox Talbot

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CONFLICT, TIME, PHOTOGRAPHY │ Tate Modern, London → 15 March 2015

“Fṛm ɖ secndz aftr a bom z deṭnetd t a fwmr sìn v batl yirz aftr a wor hz endd, ɖs muvñ xibišn fôc̣sz on ɖ pasñ v tîm, trêsñ a dvrs n pýňnt jrni ʈru ovr 150 yirz v conflict arnd ɖ wrld, sns ɖ invnšn v ftogṛfi.

In an iṇṿtv mūv, ɖ wrcs r ōdrd acwdñ t hâ loñ aftr ɖ ivnt ɖe wr crietd fṛm mmnts, dez n wīcs t decedz lêtr. Fôṭgrafs têcn sevn munʈs aftr ɖ fîrbomñ v Drezdn r šôn alñsd ɖoz têcn sevn munʈs aftr ɖ end v ɖ Frst Gulfwor. Imijz md in Vietnam 25 yirz aftr ɖ fwl v Sîgon r šôn alñsd ɖoz md in Naġsaci 25 yirz aftr ɖ atomic bom. Ɖ rzult z ɖ čans t mc nvr-bfr-md cnẋnz ẇl vywñ ɖ leġsi v wor az ātists n ftogṛfrz hv capčrd it in retṛspect.

Ɖ imījt trwma v wor cn b sīn in ɖ îz v Don MCuḷn’z Šelšoct YS Mrīn 1968, ẇl ɖ dstruẋn v bildñz n landsceps r dokmentd bî Sîmn Nwf̣c’s Afganistan: Cronotopia 2001.

Dfṛnt conflicts wl olso rı̣pir fṛm multipl pýnts in tîm ʈrt ɖ xibišn. Ɖ Secnd Wrldwor fr xampl z adrest in Yerži Levčinsci’z 1960 fôṭgrafs v ɖ Wlf’s Ler / Adolf Hitlr’z Wor Hedqwtrz, Šôme Tmatsu’z imijz v objcts fând in Naġsaci, Cicŭji Cawada’z epic projct Ɖ Map md in Hirošima in ɖ 1960z, Mîcl Šmit’s Brlin strītsceps fṛm 1980 n Nic Woplñtn’z 1993 clôsups v sélwōlz fṛm a Priznr v Wor camp in Wêlz.

Ɖ xibišn z stêjd t côinsîd wɖ ɖ 2014 sentīnri n cncludz wɖ ny n rīsnt projcts bî Britiš, Jrṃn, Pôliš n Sirı̣n ftogṛfrz ẇč rflect on ɖ Frst Wrldwor a senčri aftr it bgan.”

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