Caught by the River

Scenes of a photographic nature

18th January 2018

Royal Engineers, Cutting on the 49th Parallel, on the Right Bank of the Mooyie River Looking West, about 1860. Collection of the V&A. Museum no. 40090

A few things which have caught our eye recently, and may be of interest to the photographically-iclined:

– The V&A’s Into the Woods: Trees in Photography display, on from now until 22 April, which explores the diverse representation of trees in photography – as botanical subjects and poetic symbols, in the context of the natural and human worlds. More info here.

Poetry of Place: Paul Hart’s Landscapes at The Photographers’ Gallery. This exhibition brings together three related series: Truncated (a study of an ageing pine forest plantation in Derbyshire), Farmed (an exploration of reclaimed marshland in the Fens) and Drained (documenting The Wash in East Anglia, that lies barely above sea level). Open until 18 February. More info here.

– And finally is the news that over 5,000 photographs by Minor White, one of the 20th Century’s most important photographers, have been digitised and are now available online. View here.