Moments of Our Time: Photography that Define Modern History at Atlas Gallery


LONDON.- As a sequel to the gallery’s exhibition of May 2010, ‘Faces of our Times’, Atlas presents an exhibition of rare photographs capturing key historical events of the last one hundred years. Many of the photographs featured in this exhibition not only moved the public at the time of their publication, and continue to have an impact today, but set social and political changes in motion, transforming the way we live and think. These photographs have become icons of photojournalism. Among the exhibition’s many recognisable images is the Magnum photographer Robert Capa’s D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6th June, 1944. Capa is perhaps the best known of all World War Two combat photographers. For a split second this short exposure places us shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers of the 16th regiment landing at Omaha Beach. Epitomising Capa’s remark that “…if your pictures