Tate Modern itself is ginormous in both physical size and artistic ambition. The Radical Eye may be a more conventional, traditional experience than many of the exhibitions it sits alongside, but its strength and power lies not in any sense of immediate grandeur, but instead in the understated power of the photograph alone.

Moving through the various rooms, it is hard not to be impacted but the sheer breadth and depth of works on display - perfectly encapsulating the nuances of the era in which they were created. Pieces such as Dorothea Lange's devastatingly breathtaking Migrant Mother and Man Ray's portrait of Dora Maar are remarkably impactful up-close. These, and others are immensely powerful; a smorgasbord of what it means to be human, encompassing sexuality, grief, joy, anxiety. And it's not just faces that tell a story; it's entire bodies, contorted and captured to encourage a deeper, multidimensional reaction. Here is an exhibition that encourages you to look, and look again.

Irving Penn's portraits are all remarkable epitaphs of the individuals they captured at that moment, and Penn's portraits of Elton John himself are particularly wonderful. Examples of early innovation in photography are also explored, from Herbert Bayer's movement-defining Humanly Impossible (Self Portrait) to Josef Breitenbach's Patricia, New York. Throughout The Radical Eye we are treated not only to glimpses of the beautiful minutiae of everyday normality, but also to pieces that pushed boundaries and fuelled the vibrant, diverse way in which artists embrace photography today. They are fascinatingly presented here, with the gritty, almost photojournalistic qualities of some pieces housed alongside the vibrant, surrealism of others.

It is notable then, when enjoying a short video presented around the midway mark of this exhibition, that these pieces are not usually housed in an extravagant gallery, but instead are tightly-displayed across the walls of Sir Elton's apartment. It is an observation that contextualises the exhibition as a whole - The Radical Eye is not an everyday, run-of-the-mill curation but instead a very real, personal reflection of Sir Elton John and the art that he loves and is inspired by. Many collect art on a very transactional level - that is not the case here. Make no mistake - The Radical Eye is a triumph; a gorgeously-curated exhibition that tells a story, evokes a discussion and truly immerses you within the diverse works of the modernist movement. It's a must-visit exhibition.