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Revelations: Experiments in Photography

Featuring some of the rarest images from pioneers of photography, this exhibition explored the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.


About the exhibition

From the 1840s, scientists were using photography to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The beauty of these early images, and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.

Revelations showcased some of the earliest photographic images by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge, alongside striking works by modern and contemporary artists including Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto.


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