Stills Centre for Photography I Collected Shadows

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A Hayward Gallery touring exhibition from London’s Southbank Centre, Collected Shadows at Stills Centre for Photography features 200 photographs drawn from the extensive collection of the Archive of Modern Conflict, first established 25 years ago as a repository for vernacular photography and ephemera relating to the First and Second World Wars. Today it holds over eight million images on a wide range of subject, not only war and con ict, collected from diverse sources all over the world.

This eclectic display includes scientific, astronomical and botanical studies, studio sittings, portraits and private snapshots, press photographs, lm stills and aerial photographs from several wars. Spanning the history of the photographic medium from the mid-1850s to the present day, the exhibition represents a great variety of techniques. The photographs are hung in groupings which cross time-periods and geographic location and encompass four themes: earth, air, fire and water.


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