National Media Museum: 17 November – 10 February 2013
Art of Arrangement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition is a visually arresting exhibition that surveys the many ways in which photographers have explored still life.
Throughout the history of the medium photographers have not only used still life to inspire creative expression, but as a method of scientific enquiry and for the development of inventories and catalogues. This exhibition builds on the rich tradition, symbolic nature and history of still life, whilst considering formal and aesthetic conventions.
Drawn exclusively from the National Media Museum Photography Collection, Art of Arrangement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition includes photographs by Ansel Adams, Harold Edgerton, Roger Fenton, Edward Steichen William Henry Fox Talbot and Madame Yevonde as well as contemporary photographers such as Chris Killip and Don McCullin.
This exhibition has been designed with a core of essential items, allowing hiring venues to augment and extend the exhibition with work from their own collections or through the commissioning of new contemporary work.