Barbican – Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s


This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century. Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.

It features 12 key figures including Bruce DavidsonWilliam Eggleston, David GoldblattGraciela Iturbide, Boris MikhailovSigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng as well as important innovators whose lives were cut tragically short such as Ernest ColeRaghubir Singhand Larry Burrows.

The world changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s. From the Cultural Revolution to the Cold War; from America’s misadventure in Vietnam to the indelible values of the civil rights movement; this was the defining period of the modern age. It also coincided with a golden age in photography: the moment when the medium flowered as a modern art form.

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s presents some of the most inspiring voices in 20th century photography, in order to reflect on the world then – and now.

Raghubir Singh

Boris Mikhailov's Yesterday's Sandwich

A shot from Boris Mikhailov’s Superimpositions series

Boris Mikhailov's Yesterday's Sandwich

A shot from Boris Mikhailov Yesterday’s Sandwich’s series

Bruce Davidson's Black Americans, New York City

Bruce Davidson’s Black Americans, New York City

David Goldblatt's Sarah and George Manyani in their house

David Goldblatt’s Sarah and George Manyani, Emdeni Extension, Soweto, taken in August 1972

David Goldblatt's Saturday morning at the Hypermarket

David Goldblatt’s Saturday Morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-final of the Miss Lovely Legs Competition

Ernest Cole's Handcuffed blacks

Ernest Cole’s shot of handcuffed black South Africans, arrested for being in a white area illegally. From his book House of Bondage, featuring mostly clandestine shots of the effects of apartheid Graciela Iturbide's Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, 1979

Graciela Iturbide’s Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, America, 1979. The woman is a Seri Indian, a people who now trade their folk art for electronic equipment like radios

Graciela Iturbide's Our Lady of the Iguanas

Graciela Iturbide’s Our Lady of the Iguanas, Juchitan, Mexico, 1979. The picture shows the power and dignity of a Zapotec woman, who carries on her head live iguanas that form a bizarre crown

Larry Burrows' Khe Sanh, April 1968

Larry Burrows’s picture of a US soldier during Operation Pegasus, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in April 1968

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Graciela Iturbide, Panama City, 1974

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