A rich and topical exhibition exploring notions of time through photography will open in The Canon Photography Gallery on 10 February 2000, to celebrate the Millennium year.
From early pioneering photographs capturing the movement of waves for the first time, to Eadweard Muybridge's pre-cinematic 'Animal Locomotion' in the 1 880s, Photography and Time will explore movement, speed, growth and reflection through the photographer's lens.
Intimate portrayals of life are also shown in exquisite photographs by celebrated photographers like W. Eugene Smith, 0. Winston Link, Nicholas Nixon and David Hockney as well as exciting surprises from emerging talents. Images of birth, school days, courtship, marriage, parenthood as well as the realities of ageing and the rituals of death and commemoration examine the familiar stages of our lives.
Time as an inescapable part or our modern lives is seen through
classic shots including Big Ben in 1867, when it began to make
London tick, to clocks in New York diners and Nigel Shafran's
London images of 90s living.
The Canon Photography Gallery and its five-year programme are sponsored by Canon.