An Alternative History of Photography

by Phillip Prodger

Available 27 September 2022 in the UK + Europe
Available 25 October 2022 in the US

[The result is a reading that, bringing to light for the first time the work of photographers from all over the world, rewrites the history of the photographic medium in a critical and more current way than ever, broadening its horizons.]
The Solander Collection’s debut publication, this groundbreaking, alternative history of photography marks a pivotal moment in our understanding of this dynamic and exciting medium.

Featuring a wide selection of the Solander Collection, An Alternative History of Photography places unexpected works from the collection’s most legendary figures Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Edward Weston alongside images by early, self taught practitioners Madame Gelot-Sandoz and Lady August Mostyn, Afrian studio photographers Malick Sidibé and Michel Kameni, and linchpin works from pivotal creators William Henry Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron.

Contemporary in outlook, An Alternative History of Photography sheds an essential light on the interplay of international traditions, lesser-known and forgotten artists and ethnic and gender diversity. With contributions from leading international curators, photo historians and critics, this book pioneers a new horizon that will intrigue both new and expert photo enthusiasts.

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