Landmark: the Fields of Photography

January 10, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 2 Comments |
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Positive View Foundation has unveiled details of its next major exhibition to be held at London’s Somerset House, entitled “Landmark: the Fields of Photography.” A sweeping overview of the rich genre of 21st century landscape photography, the novel exhibition is the first of its kind anywhere to show both the harsh, even brutal realities of the changing environment, as well as its enduring and stunning beauty. Focusing on our rapidly changing planet, ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ features more than 170 original works of art taken by enterprising photographers employing technology ranging from 19th Century plate-camera techniques to the use of planes, drones, robots and even satellites to capture vivid images of earth’s varied terrain – and even distant planets. Sponsored by Barclays, the “Landmark” exhibition will take place from 14 March - 28 April 2013.

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Positive View Foundation and Somerset House announce ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ for 2013

‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’, sponsored by Barclays, Somerset House, 14th March - 28th April 2013

London, 10 January 2013. Positive View Foundation has unveiled details of its next major exhibition to be held at London’s Somerset House – a sweeping overview of the rich genre of 21st Century Landscape photography.  The novel exhibition is the first of its kind anywhere to show both the harsh, even brutal realities of the changing environment, as well as its enduring and stunning beauty.  ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’, sponsored by Barclays, is a wide-ranging and ground-breaking exhibition featuring more than 70 of the world’s most highly regarded photographers from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, with many of them showcasing previously unseen and recently completed works.  ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ will run from 14th March - 28th April 2013 and is curated by the globally respected curator, William A. Ewing.

Focusing on our rapidly changing planet, ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ features more than 170 original works of art taken by enterprising photographers employing technology ranging from 19th Century plate-camera techniques to the use of planes, drones, robots and even satellites to capture vivid images of earth’s varied terrain – and even distant planets.  Many of the major names in photography are represented: Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kandar, Ryan McGinley, Robert Adams, Simon Norfolk, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander, Simon Roberts, Toshio Shibata, Robert Polidori and many others contributing spectacular imagery.  Also featured are striking images by a younger generation of photographers: Pieter Hugo, Susan Evans, Raphael Dallaporta, Penelope Umbrico, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, and others.

William A. Ewing, Curator of ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ explains: “Landscape has been and remains one of the most powerful forms of photography, and is even more so in a world which is changing so fast we can hardly keep up. Rising seas, melting glaciers, the ozone hole, desertification, coastal cities under threat - we add to the list everyday.  And photographers everywhere are grappling with these problems, creating brilliant pictures which put a vivid face on otherwise abstract issues. These images range from the sublime to the ridiculous; photographers are on the front lines - our eyes and ears.  But they also remind us to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world – often where we least expect it.

“A show of this width and breadth has never been assembled, and given Britain’s extraordinarily rich history of landscape painting and photography, I am particularly pleased to be presenting at Somerset House.”

Andrew Page, Founder and CEO of Positive View Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Somerset House for this, our second major exhibition after the amazing success that the current show, Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour, is proving to be. Working closely with William A. Ewing, we have collated the greatest contemporary landscape artists on the planet and we look forward to welcoming the public to experience the exhibition. ‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ promises to be the most innovative and ambitious exhibition on the theme of landscape for many years.”
Gwyn Miles, Director of Somerset House Trust says: ‘‘Following the huge success of Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour exhibition, we’re delighted to be working together with Positive View Foundation and curator William A. Ewing once again in presenting what promises to be a thought-provoking and timely exhibition looking at contemporary photographers’ responses to our ever-changing landscape and environment – one of the most pertinent issues of our time. With an impressive range of internationally important artists’ work on display, I hope the exhibition at Somerset House will inspire visitors and provoke debate.”

‘Landmark: the Fields of Photography’ follows on from the success of Positive View Foundation’s hugely popular inaugural exhibition, ‘Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour’ also at Somerset House which runs until 27 January 2013.


Photo Credit: Edward Burtynsky. ‘Nickel Tailings no.34’ © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Flowers, London



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