Reader Matt Needham has found something I'd never seen before that is, well, fantastic! It's a timeline by one D. Haden of photography that s/he has dubbed "nu-real" (I gather, a compounding of "new" and "surreal"). "This website," says the introduction, "is about a constructed tableaux photography that seeks a relatively coherent and blended co-presence of elements, often presenting these as an enigma in a stage-like space. This 150-year old approach to visualising the fantastic is now flourishing in contemporary art photography...."
Naturally I know many of the artists and movements, have even written about some of them or featured them here on TOP; but some of them I don't know, which is cool, and, in any event, it's exciting to see them all laid out in a coherent timeline that attempts comprehensiveness, and discussed. I'm going to spend some time with this.
Nice find, Matt.
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