Marina Vaizey and Anne Blood consider the historical impact of photography on the fine and interpretive arts, from pioneers such as Hill and Adamson, Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre to Edward Steichen and Man Ray. The documentary power and graphic clarity of the medium challenged and persuaded artists such as Degas, Sickert, Warhol, and innumerable creative voices. In their essays Marina and Anne explore the conjunctions and variations where document and dream intermingle, in a revolutionary medium which transformed the classical canons of Western tradition.
1: Marina Vaizey: Hill and Adamson; Julia Margaret Cameron; Nadar; August Sander; Henri Cartier Bresson; Alfred Steiglitz; Edward Steichen; Man Ray; Dorothea Lange; Arnold Newman; Diane Arbus; Richard Avedon; Irving Penn; Yousuf Karsh; Don McCullin.
2: Anne Blood: Robert Smithson; Eugène Atget; Walker Evans; Bernd and Hilla Becher; Garry Winogrand; William Eggleston; Boris Mikhailov; Andreas Gursky.