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For the first time ever, a major retrospective of photography will be taking place at the National Gallery.
James Anderson, The Laocon Group, about 1855-65
Wilson Centre for Photography
The show looks at how photographers from the 19th Century to the present day have taken an inspiration from the Old Masters.
Almost 90 pictures by leading British and French photographers, including Martin Parr, Craggie Horsfield, Sam Taylor- Wood, Richard Billingham and Julia Margaret Cameron, will be hung alongside works from the Gallery's collection, and there'll be specially commissioned videos.
What the critics say
If the show has a star, it is Julia Margaret Cameron, who is presented here as an artist working in opposition to the prevailing taste for the bright colours and hard-edged detail of Pre-Raphaelitism.
The best works in this exhibition show the inspiring effect that tradition can have in the right photographers' hands