A Positive View
10 March - 5 April 2010
A major photography exhibition at Somerset House, which brought together more than 100 pieces, including rare and vintage works across almost a century of photography.
Two outstanding masterpieces by Henri Cartier-Bresson were on show; his renowned Seville (1933) and the magical Queen Charlotte's Ball, London (1959). Other highlights included the iconic Kate (1990), the photograph that marked the beginning of both Kate Moss's and Corinne Day's careers, and Wim Wenders' contemplative interior Lounge Painting, Gila Bend, Arizona (1987).
A Positive View showcases an extraordinary range of photography on an international scale, under the Royal Patronage of Prince William supporting Crisis, the homelessness charity. The exhibition at Somerset House will be followed by a Royal Gala reception and auction at Christie's on 15 April, in aid of Crisis.
In addition the exhibition presented works by clients of Crisis, who have participated in photography projects at the Crisis Skylight, education, training and employment centres in London and Newcastle.