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Light Works: The Art of the Photogram – The Atlas Gallery, London, brings together a diverse selection of unique work. Through 30 January, 2016.

Photograms are a camera-less technique for image making, and produce a 1:1 representation of the objects laid upon a light sensitive material. The resulting image is a negative shadow that varies in tone dependent on the transparency of the objects placed on the light sensitive paper to make the photogram. Unlike photographs, photograms do not provide a sense of time or space, they abstract images and objects from their original context, suspend a traditional reading of the image, and retain an air of the mysterious.

Light Works: The Art of the Photogram will consist of nearly 40 works, including many that are well-known; such as Berenice Abbott’s (1898-1991, American) avant-garde photograms of wave patterns made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1950s, and images by contemporaries Man Ray (1890-1976, American), Christian Schad (1894-1982, German) and László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946, Hungarian), who experimented with the medium independently in the 1920s.

Light Works: The Art of the Photogram will also bring together lesser-known experiments with photograms by Werner Bischof (1916-1954, Swiss), William Klein (b. 1928, American) and a recently discovered and unique photogram by Erwin Blumenfeld, known for his innovative and experimental fashion photography. The exhibition will showcase the work of three contemporary artists, Hans Kupelwieser (b. 1948, Austrian) Tom Fels (b.1946, American) and Richard Caldicott (b. 1962, British).

Please find more information at Atlas Gallery

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