Closed Exhibition - Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
8 February - 22 April 2012. Featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by royal photographer Cecil Beaton, this exhibition celebrated Her Majesty in her roles as princess, monarch and mother and coincided with the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Boris Mikhailov (b.1938) made his series At Dusk in his home city of Kharkov following the collapse of the Soviet Union. In it, he uses twilight to record a society in transition and to evoke childhood memories. Mikhailov proposes a monochrome visual language to deal with a new social reality. The photographs are tinted blue, both to make them appear 'old' and to refer to the 'blue hour' of twilight.
Robert Adams (b.1937) is best known for his series of photographs that investigates urban encroachment into the landscape of the American West. In much of his work, Adams balances a sense of hope for Nature's persistence against despair with man's destruction of what was, until relatively recently, wilderness.