While the gallery's previous exhibition Platinum explored one of the oldest techniques of photographic printing, this current selection of images is dedicated to the medium's more recent history. Titled COLOUR TODAY, the group exhibition comprises of works by Veronica Bailey, Candida Höfer, Guido Mocafico and Christopher Thomas.
The origins of colour photography date back to the 1930s, when Kodak and Agfa produced the first commercially viable reversal films to create colour slides. However, black and white photography largely dominated the art world until the late 1970s.
Only in the 1980s did colour photography gain true recognition as an art form – a cultural phenomenon, brought on by an aesthetic liberation process that began in the USA during the 1970s. Ever since, colour photography has occupied a vital place in the history of fine art photography.
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