Reading Landscape: Contemporary Landscape Photography

Sue Barr, Hélène Binet, Bleda y Rosa, Stephen Gill, Uta Kögelsberger, Anna Leader, Edgar dos Santos, Corinne Silva, Eva Stenram

AA Gallery 15/10/2010 - 10/11/2010 Monday to Friday 10.00-7.00, Saturday 12.00-5.00

Reading Landscape presents a selection of contemporary photographers who work in the realm of the uninhabited. The photographers on show read rather than record landscape and their authorial presence is often felt in the images - a set of photographic lights, a flare thrown into the night sky, dust gathered in the studio. Some of the photographs articulate the unease we feel when confronted with rural landscape, denying us the comfort we find in the density of the built environment.

Other photographs show landscapes that we may take for granted, whose history belies a less sanguine past. Originating in the early seventeenth century, the word landscape was initially a painters' term describing natural scenery; only 300 years later did it come to refer to the land itself. Reading Landscape explores this gap between the real and the revealed: the space between, where our dreams and fears reside.


Sue Barr
Héléne Binet
Bleda y Rosa
Stephen Gill
Uta Kägelsberger
Anna Leader
Edgar dos Santos
Corinne Silva
Eva Stenram


Press images are available from Vanessa Norwood: or 020 7887 4031

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