Revelations: Experiments in Photography
Until 13 September 2015
Media Space, Science Museum, London.
Two works from Clare Strand’s series ‘The Betterment Room’ are included in this new exhibition at Media Space in London. The exhibition examines the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.
From the 1840s, scientists were using photography as a device to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The aesthetic beauty of this early photography and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.
Revelations showcases some of the earliest photographic images from the National Photography Collection by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge alongsideworks by modern and contemporary artists including Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto .