The Telegraph previews the major new photography show at the Barbican called “In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century“.

Also opening soon, on October 10th 06, is a major V&A photography show called “Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour“. The exhibition is on the theme of twilight and the psychological effects of ‘the fleeting few minutes’ in which modern electric lighting becomes liminal and glowing against a fading sky. It all sounds rather neo-romantic, in terms of linking emotional states to pictures of landscapes and skyscapes. It’ll be interesting to see if the pictures chosen are indeed of a coherently neo-romantic/postromantic disposition, and how many were made in the last five years. The book-of-the-exhibition (dare we call it a ‘catalogue’, these days?) is on Amazon here.