Landmark: the Fields of Photography, London

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, is set to be a sweeping overview of the rich genre of 21st Century Landscape photography. Opening at Somerset House on 14 March, this showcase will be Positive View Foundation‘s next major exhibition. Featuring more than 70 of the world’s most highly regarded photographers, the presentation will be the first to show both the harsh and brutal realities of the changing environment, as well as its enduring and stunning beauty. The wide-ranging event includes artists from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, with many of them exhibiting previously unseen and recently completed works.

Highlighting our rapidly changing planet, Landmark: The Fields of Photography, includes more than 170 original works of art recorded by a range of photographers employing technology ranging from 19th Century plate-camera techniques to the use of planes, drones, robots and even satellites to capture vivid images of earth’s varied terrain – and even distant planets. Some of the artists will be: Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kandar, Ryan McGinley, Robert Adams, Simon Norfolk, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander, Simon Roberts, Toshio Shibata and Robert Polidori amongst others. Younger photographers, Pieter Hugo, Susan Evans, Raphael Dallaporta, Penelope Umbrico, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, will also be presented.

Curator, William A. Ewing notes: “These images range from the sublime to the ridiculous; photographers are on the front lines – our eyes and ears. But they also remind us to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world – often where we least expect it.” As such, this exhibition is a combination of photographic wonder and environmental challenges.

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, 14 March – 28 April, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.

1. © Nadav Kander Chongqing XI.
2. © Edward Burtynsky. Nickel Tailings no.34