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Regeneration at the Photographers’ Gallery

This spring, the Print Sales section at the Photographers’ Gallery in London presents us with a new and surprising display of images. What makes it so surprising is that they didn’t invite real photographers to show their works, but what they would rather call ‘image-makers’. Indeed, the common feature all six artists share is that they don’t take the photographs themselves but use pre-existing images they further modify through cut-outs, collages and embroidery. The result is quite refreshing and has the merit of questioning our conception of photography, making us reflect on the notions of appropriation and manipulation.

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