Display Opening on Saturday, 6 November 2021

Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection

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  • Opening on Saturday, 6 November 2021

  • Room 101, Photography Centre – The Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery

  • Free

This display highlights photography's power to transform the familiar into the unfamiliar, and the ordinary into the extraordinary. Showcasing new acquisitions, it presents some of the most compelling achievements in contemporary art photography.

Display Highlights

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Untitled (JE-12121212-2), from the series Constructed Landscapes, C-type print, by Dafna Talmor, 2015, London, England. Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group. Museum no. E.3506-2018. © Dafna Talmor
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Lucy, embroidery on gelatin silver print, by Maurizio Anzeri, 2018, London, England. Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group. Museum no. E.709-2019. © Maurizio Anzeri
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American Elm, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, Gelatin silver print, by Mitch Epstein, 2012, New York, US. Purchase funded by Mark Storey and Carey Adina Karmel in memory of George Sassower. Museum no. E.620-2019. © Mitch Epstein
Background image: The Unseen, gelatin silver print, by Tereza Zelenkova, 2015. Museum no. E.218-2018. Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group. © Tereza Zelenkova