This truly is a roll call of the photographic greats – Brassaï, Lartigue, Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Adams, Stieglitz, Kertesz, Cameron, Lange, Evans and many more. Boasting of 117 works by some of the important, international, photographers dating from the invention of the medium in the 1830s through the mid-twentieth century, The Bank of America collection chronicles the history and evolution of photography as an art form and is grouped in sections such as documentary, people, nature and urban. It’s impossible not to be awed by the profound power of the medium as a witness to life or in its sheer abstract beauty. An extensive programme of talks, screenings and a podcast series accompanies the exhibition which includes photographer Eric Luke, whose work recently appeared on our Brand New Retro page, in conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan as well as Perry Ogden in discussion with Vogue’s creative-director-at-large Grace Coddington.
Photo: Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (French, b. Hungary, 1899–1984), Couple au bal musette des Quatre-Saisons, Rue de Lappe, 1932, Gelatin silver print, Bank of America Collection, Brassai (dit) Halasz Gyula (1899-1984)
© Estate of Brassai – RMN Grand Palais. Localisation: Paris, fonds Gilberte Brassai. Photo © RMN – Grand Palais / Brassai