Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

Barbican Art Gallery

13 September 2012 – 13 January 2013

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From pioneering Indian colourists to Japanese monochrome, this exhibition takes an international perspective on a golden era in photography.

The impact of post-colonialism and the Cold War made the 1960s and 1970s a pivotal period in world history, but for the emerging medium of photography it represented a coming of age. The emergence of auteur photographic artists in developing countries, and of photographers in repressive states creating works at extreme personal risk, introduced new depth and complexities to an art form that had previously been seen as second-rate.

Everything Was Moving brings together over 400 works to expose a rarely-seen side of the golden age of photography, examining how artists from Boris Mikhailov to Raghubir Singh pushed forward the horizons of photography to understand the worlds in which they lived.

Venue information

Opening times

Art Gallery
Daily, 11am – 8pm (Thu & Fri until 9pm)

The Curve
Daily, 10am – 6pm (Thu & Fri until 9pm)

Closed 24-28 Dec and 1 Jan

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