I love political photography simply because I feel like there’s soo much going on in the world, it’s a good way to make people think. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, what better way is there to explore all the major issues affecting us everyday?
Sometimes it’s hard to find an exhibition that has a clear and strong concept. Today I went to the Tate Modern for the William Klien and Daido Moriyama exhibition as I have been patiently waiting for it since I read about it a month ago. The first thing you see when you walk into the room is an incredible collage on the wall of some of Klein’s work. Mostly fashion photography and art but it automatically excites you and you know you are in for an interesting experience. Black and white photographs dating back to the 60’s, all which tell a story about street life and the everyday struggle of real people. Their concerns about anti-war protests, gay pride marches, political protests mixed with different styles of photography is what makes this exhibition one to remember. I haven’t seen powerful pictures like this since the Figures and Fiction exhibition I saw last year at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I have found two new photographers I really love and I’m excited to carry out research on both of them. I will be putting up posts on each of them soon.
As you can tell, I was absolutely fascinated by their work. Highly recommend going to see it! What do you think? Check out the photos below.