The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 6 February – 6 April 2015
200+ original press prints from the Black Star collection of 20th century photoreportage
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Curator Mark Sealy also wrote an accompanying essay (excerpt below) for the exhibition which is available for download »
The guiding principle for this exhibition is Article Six of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proposes, “Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere, as a person before the law”. Through this presentation, I specifically wanted to question what this human right to recognition actually means – especially today – and to make audiences really think about how such recognition is generated and controlled, particularly in terms of image production and circulation.