Getty Images announced the launch of Red, Blue, White: Global Colours, a moving new exhibition showcasing nearly 60 limited-edition photographs from over 30 of the world’s leading photojournalists. The exhibition predominantly features colours evocative of the national identity in many Western countries – red, blue, white. The motif plays with the mutability of political symbols and the tension, particularly acute in this historical moment, between nationalism and internationalism.
The exhibition also marks the launch of the Reportage Collection of prints, which, like its namesake division within Getty Images’ editorial department, showcases in-depth photojournalism. It includes images from renowned photojournalist John Moore, who has made career-defining work documenting Latin American migration to the United States, alongside powerful images from Paula Bronstein’s journey capturing Afghan society throughout two decades of war.
Also on display are more light-hearted, but no-less-captivating images of Bollywood behind-the-scenes, Eton’s enduring traditions and Africa’s emerging fashion industry, products of in-depth journalism from photographers who have immersed themselves in these worlds for years.
Jay Davies, Managing Editor of Reportage at Getty Images, said: “The Reportage Collection features the work of photographers who commit to a story, whether it’s that of an individual or an issue, a community or a country. These images represent not just a moment in time but the photographer’s longtime familiarity with his or her subject.”
Shawn Waldron, Curator, Getty Images Gallery, said: “Red, Blue, White is a spectacular debut for the Getty Images Reportage Collection. For the first time, photography collectors and connoisseurs will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition fine art prints from Getty Images’ outstanding roster of photojournalists.”
The Getty Images Reportage Collection features contemporary documentary photography from Getty Images staff and contributors. The subject matter is varied, geographically diverse and embodies the in-depth storytelling for which reportage photography is known.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to purchase limited edition prints from the exhibition, starting at £650.
Red, Blue, White: Global Colours will be on display in London at Getty Images Gallery from 21st March – 12th May 2018.