From Elton John’s ravishing collection to the early days of Diane Arbus and the beautiful worlds of Paul Strand, the guardians arts critic Sean O'Hagan gives a perceptive overview and his take on the top ten photography exhibitions of 2016.
I had the pleasure of seeing two of these shows, the Elton John collection at the Tate and Diane Arbus at Met Breuer. What these shows had in common was the small scale of the works, which to me heightened the experience of looking and underlined the quiet authenticity of the works.
1 Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2 Provoke: Between Protest and Performance (Photography in Japan 1960-75)
Le Bal, Paris
3 Gregory Halpern
Webber Represents, London
4 Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
5 Eamonn Doyle: End
Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
6 The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Elton John Collection
Tate Modern, London
7 Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
Met Breuer, New York
8 The Image As Question Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
9 Performing for the Camera Tate Modern, London
10 William Eggleston: Portraits
National Portrait Gallery, London
Sean O'Hagan's comments are well worth a read, you can go to the guardian site HERE.