I went to the Barbican’s ‘Everything was moving‘ photography exhibition on Friday night. It was fantastic: great choice of photographers, superbly presented (just the right amount of info on the captions: enough to provide context, not so much as to distract from looking at the images), and knocks the National’s ‘Seduced by art‘ into a cocked hat. No ‘interrogation of photography as an art form’, no tedious ‘but is it art?’, just photos doing the things that only photos can really do. The collections of Ernest Cold and David Goldblatt from apartheid-era South Africa were my highlight.
If you’ve not been, go at once (it closes tomorrow).