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History through a Lens: Iconic Photographs from the Incite Project – Victoria Art Gallery
February 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - May 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
A major new exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery Bath. View a collection of over 100 iconic photographs that changed public perception of world events.
25th February to 10th May 2017
This show focuses on iconic images and their power, profiling over 75 photographs that have changed public perception of world events. They have been selected from a collection that specialises in photojournalism and documentary photography. We are used to seeing these images in the press, in transient form, generally accompanied by columns of text, but the Incite Project treats them as works of art.
The core of the collection are the classics of 20th-century photojournalism that have become visual markers of a moment in time – the assassination of JFK, a rare shot of the Normandy D-Day landing, Nelson Mandela in his cell on Robben Island, to name but a few. The collection is also motivated by a passion to support the photographers and artists currently making extraordinary, thought-provoking images about contemporary issues.
Admission: £4.00 / concs. / under 21s and Discovery Card holders free