Review Round Up: The Radical Eye, Tate Modern

Elton John’s photography collection is now on display at the Tate Modern, revealing a different way to see photography as an art form. Here is what critics think of it: 


The Guardian: ***** “I had no idea The Radical Eye would be so impressive. It makes you want to root around the rest of what Sir Elton owns – who knows what’s in there.”

The Telegraph: ***** “there’s another side to John’s compulsive collecting (and he freely admits it’s an unquenchable urge) which has little in the way of celebrity value, or certainly not at first sight, and which is showcased in this astonishing exhibition.”

City Am: **** “it’s a comprehensive art history lesson, as broad in its scope and quality as any museum-owned collection.”

The Times: ***** “a perfect beginner’s primer in the themes, core values and great practitioners of modernist photography.”

Love London Love Culture: “It is an astonishing collection that celebrates and respects a different and more artistic style of photography and will delight those with a deep fascination and understanding of photography.”

The Arts Desk: “while his collection gives a splendid overview of the photographic experiments begun 100 years ago, it is worth remembering that the view of history it presents is skewed.”

The Upcoming: ***** “Its combination of beautiful, ground-breaking work and careful curation makes The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection unmissable for any photography fan.”

Time Out: **** “It succeeds because so much of this work is beautiful and important. It succeeds because, at its best, these pictures are more than just photography, they’re the reinvention of art.”

Culture Whisper: ***** “Truly extraordinary. Even camera-phobics will leave charmed.”

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection will be on display at Tate Modern until the 7th May 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit:





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