A survey of photography from 1910 to the present day is being presented by two London art galleries, Beetles + Huxley and Osborne Samuel. The exhibition traces the history of photography from its early developments through its rise in status as both creative and documentary medium; from war and industrial landscape photography to portraiture and contemporary fashion imagery.

The Photographers 2015 exhibition comprises more than 150 prints, spread across both galleries. Osborne Samuel is hosting seminal works by the masters of early black-and-white photography, including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Bill Brandt, as well as giants of the 50s and 60s, like Richard Avedon and David Bailey. The gallery is also showing The Kate Moss Portfolio – eleven portraits of the model by photographers such as Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and David Sims (no relation, alas).

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David Bailey: Andy Warhol and the Gang, 1965David Bailey/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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David Bailey: Paul McCartney, 1968David Bailey/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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David Bailey: David Hockney, 1965David Bailey/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Richard Avedon: Suzy Parker, Evening Dress by Dior, Paris Studio, August 1956Richard Avedon/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Richard Avedon: Sunny Harnett And Alla, Evening Dresses by Balmain, Casino, Le Touquet, August 1954Richard Avedon/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Richard Avedon: Jean Shrimpton, Toga by Forquet, Paris Studio, August 1965Richard Avedon/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Jerry Schatzberg: Bob Dylan, 1965Jerry Schatzberg/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Jerry Schatzberg: Bob Dylan, 1965Jerry Schatzberg/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Edward Steichen: Winston Churchill For Vanity Fair, 1932Edward Steichen/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Harold Edgerton: Bullet Through Jack of Hearts, 1960Harold Edgerton/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Herbert Ponting: Cavern in an Iceberg, 1910Herbert Ponting/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Robert Capa: Loyalist Soldiers Running Up Hill, Battle of Rio Segre, Aragon Front, 1938Robert Capa/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Henri Cartier Bresson: Champs Elysees, 1968Henri Cartier Bresson/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Bill Brandt: Gold Cup Day At Ascot, 1933Bill Brandt/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Margaret Bourke White: Aerial View Of Rockefeller Centre, 1939Margaret Bourke White/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Edouard Boubat: Cafe De Flore, Saint Germain Des Pres, Paris, 1953Edouard Boubat/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Garry Winogrand: Doorman Ralph Savastani Walking Poodle On The Upper East Side, NYC, 1966Garry Winogrand/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Rene Burri: Sao Paulo, 1960Rene Burri/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Neil Libbert: Central Park, New York City, 1960Neil Libbert/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Melvin Sokolsky: On the Seine, 1963Melvin Sokolsky/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Melvin Sokolsky: Over New York, 1963Melvin Sokolsky/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel

Beetles + Huxley is showing a more contemporary selection, showcasing the creations of cutting-edge artists such as Ren Hang and Zhang Kechun, and the almost abstract environmental compositions of Alex MacLean.

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Alex MacLean: Cliffside Rivulets, Mountain Iron, MN, 2014Alex MacLean/courtesy of Beetles Huxley
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Alex MacLean: Snowmobile Tracks on the Clearwater River, Alberta, Canada 2014Alex MacLean/courtesy of Beetles Huxley
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Alex MacLean: One Runoff, Duluth, MN, 2014Alex MacLean/courtesy of Beetles Huxley
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Tim Flach: Kinda Ready, 2007Tim Flach/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Zhang Kechun: A Family Spending the Weekend Under a Bridge, 2011Zhang Kechun/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Ruud van Empel, Identity #5, 2015Ruud van Empel/courtesy of Beetles Huxley
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Toshiko Okanoue: A Trait Angel, 1954Toshiko Okanoue/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Koo Bohnchang: White Vessels (JM 05-1), 2006Koo Bohnchang/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Paolo Ventura: Sogno Invernale #2, 2015Paolo Ventura/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel
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Ren Hang: Untitled 2015Ren Hang/courtesy of Beetles Huxley/Osborne Samuel

The Photographers 2015 is a free exhibition running from 25 November to 23 December 2015 at Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG and Beetles+Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE.