Dr Harold Edgerton

  • Revelations

    experiments in photography March 31, 2015

    The science of photographic art is unravelled at this truly wonderful exhibition.

     

    Discover the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition, featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.

     

    From the 1840s, scientists were using photography as a device to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The aesthetic beauty of this early photography and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.

     

    Revelations showcases some of the earliest photographic images from the National Photography Collection by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge alongside striking works by modern and contemporary artists including Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto .

     

    Revelations: experiments in photography

    20.03 - 13.09.2015

    Media Space, Science Museum, London