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James Hyman Gallery : Nature Nurture. Early Photographs and the Natural World (1849-1914)


James Hyman Gallery presents Nature Nurture. Early Photographs and the Natural World (1849-1914). The exhibition explores our relationship with the natural world, and addresses the ways in which the natural world bears traces of human engagement past and present from the rural world of the peasants tending the land, crops and sheep and cattle, to the urban woods and parks such as the Bois de Boulogne and the Jardin de Tuileries. It ends with cultivation: from bean sorting and hunting to the breeding of roses.

After the 2016 exhibition Concrete Abstract Nature, the follow-up online exhibition continues the exploration of our relationship to the world around us. Once again the focus is on early photography. These photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth century explore our relationship to the environment through the traces we leave on our landscape.

In exploring our engagement with the land the exhibition addresses the passing seasons and the historical landscape as a repository for memory.

It begins by considering the ways that photographers have imagined the land, first by drawing on the conventions of landscape painting and then through the development of photography as an independent aesthetic.


James Hyman Gallery
48 & 50 Maddox Street
London W1S 1AY

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