These Vintage NASA Photographs Will Go on Display

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 16, 2014
References: breeselittle & itsnicethat
Vintage NASA photographs, taken by astronauts on Apollo 14, are set to be exhibited at London's BREESE Little Gallery.

The exhibition is centered around the sublime, a term which refers to greatness or grandeur that inspires admiration and awe. Space photographs are an obvious example, as they illuminate how insignificant we are in such a vast, mysterious universe, of which we know so little about.

Yet, at the same time, these photos give us a sense of empowerment, because we endeavor to learn, measure and map the mystical and inscrutable. We attempt to translate the unknowable into something legible, communicable; a language of science, logic and technology, that, though is imperfect, is evidence of our curiosity and insatiable thirst for knowledge.