I didn't go there deliberately as I started not to like the "old" photography and I consider the 60's and 70's old... However Silke mentioned this show to me, and I felt I missed something. Sometimes photography, I mean old photography can have lots of revelations. One of my first projects was on mannequin, and I happened to see one of the magazine in 50's David Campany showed in one class, there was the same project there, though the concept behind might not be the same... I decided not to miss any major photography show from now on. I did the same 3 years ago actually, but missed this one... I will buy the catalogue instead.
from The Observer
This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century. Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.
It features 12 key figures including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng as well as important innovators whose lives were cut tragically short such as Ernest Cole, Raghubir Singh and Larry Burrows.
The world changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s. From the Cultural Revolution to the Cold War; from America’s colonialist misadventure in Vietnam to the indelible values of the civil rights movement; this was the defining period of the modern age. It also coincided with a golden age in photography: the moment when the medium flowered as a modern art form.
Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s presents some of the most inspiring voices in 20th century photography, in order to reflect on the world then – and now.