Everything was Moving

Dominic McMahon
12th December '12

The studio visited the Everything Was Moving exhibition at the Barbican. The exhibition showcases international photography from the 60s and 70s.

The exhibition brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.

It features 12 key figures including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng, Ernest Cole, Raghubir Singh and Larry Burrows.

There is a very wide range of work presented, from David Goldblatt with his images of South Africa.

The many worlds represented here mean that the viewer sees a broad range of very different viewpoints from the era. While many of the pieces were visually impressive it was the stories associated with them that really capture the imagination and hold the exhibition together.

The exceptional internal architecture of the Barbican always creates a fantastic space to view art and photography (and it’s surely the only building in the world that can get away with pebbledash).

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