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A Positive View: A Landmark

10 Mar – 5 Apr 2010
Somerset House

“The must-see photographic event for London 2010, showcasing the finest 20th and 21st century photographic from around world”

A Positive View showcases an extraordinary range of photographic on a truly international scale, under the Royal Patronage of Prince William supporting Crisis, the homelessness charity.

The third edition of this fully curated museum-scale photographic exhibition is held at Somerset House, brings together more than 100 rare and signed vintage works across almost a century of photography: classic and contemporary works are cross a variety of genres, from sill-life fashion, landscape, portraiture and reportage. It is followed by a Royal Gala reception and auction at Christie’s on 15th April, in aid of Crisis.

The Exhibition Curator, Nadim Samman states “As A Positive View benefits people on the margins of society, this exhibition brings together images of a notional ‘centre’-social icons, home, the West-with peripheral visions. In some cases the display suggests their unsettling interdependence. At the same time, as with previous editions, ‘A Positive View’ continues to showcase the achievements of leading photographers past and present.”

For the first time, A Positive View features work from contemporary artists whose creative practice incorporates photography, with geographically diverse representations from Korea, China and Africa. For the Korean photography section, curator Jiyoon Lee, the Director of SUUM Project, curated a show of a giant scale with 11 leading contemporary Korean photographers.