Published on May 25, 2017 Pioneering photographers Hill & Adamson produced a remarkable body of work just four years after photography was announced to the world. Their work had an enduring influence on photography worldwide and stands as one of the earliest and most important contributions to the artform.
A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson explores the uniquely productive and influential partnership of David Octavius Hill (1802-1870) and Robert Adamson (1821-1848), which lasted a few short years from 1843 until early 1848. These stunning images, which belie the almost unimaginable technical challenges faced by the duo, are arguably among the first examples of social documentary in the history of photography.
Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017.