We have been pleased recently to be involved in printing for an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery. ‘Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s’ is a major exhibition which studies the medium from an international perspective and includes work by renowned photographers from all over the world who were working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century.
Metro were involved in the printing of six C type images by renowned English photojournalist Larry Burrows, most noted for his work covering the war in Vietnam for LIFE magazine from 1962 until his untimely death in 1971when, along with two other photo journalists, he was involved in a helicopter crash in Laos when it was shot down by a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.
The exhibition brings together over four hundred works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many never before seen in the UK and features twelve key figures including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston and David Goldblatt to name but a few.
Kate Bush, Head of Art Galleries, Barbican Centre, commented on the exhibition ‘I am delighted to bring together an amazing group of photographers whose striking and powerful images of the 1960’s and1970’s make us look at the world again. ‘Everything was Moving’ explores a spectrum of different photographic approaches, and asks if, in the early 21st century, we are finally prepared to erase the distinction between art photography and documentary photography.’