Elton has built one of the greatest private collections of photography in the world. This is showcased in The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection.
First released in hardcover last fall, the book being released as a paperback this month.
It presents an unparalleled selection of modernist images, which introduce a crucial moment in the history of photography when artists were beginning to use the camera and darkroom to redefine and transform visions of the modern world. Technological advancements gave artists the freedom to experiment and test the limits of the medium enabling new imaginings of portraits, nudes and still lifes; and street life and the modern world was captured from a new, uniquely modern perspective.
The book features key figures from the 1920s to 1950s, such as André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, and Edward Steichen. There's also an interview with Elton, plus essays on modernist photography and technology and innovation by Dawn Ades and Shoair Mavlian.
Incidentally, the related exhibition at London's Tate Modern ends soon, on the 21st of May.