Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

Dorothea Lange Vanessa Winship Barbican Art Gallery

The first UK retrospective of American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and first major UK solo exhibition in a public gallery of British contemporary photographer Vanessa Winship.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Best known for her work during the Great Depression of the 1930s, this exhibition celebrates Dorothea Lange’s photographic vision from her early studio portraiture and iconic ‘Migrant Mother’ to the post-Pearl Harbour internment of Japanese-Americans and changing face of the social and physical American landscape after WWII. A formidable character with a political purpose, Lange focused her lens on human suffering and hardship to critique issues of injustice, inequality, migration and displacement with a sense of urgency that is of immediate relevance to today’s political climate.

Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds

The recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011, Vanessa Winship’s poetic gaze explores the fragile nature of our landscape and society, how memory leaves its mark on our collective and individual histories. Winship’s work captures the ‘transition between myth and the individual’, revealing deeply intimate photographs that often appear to avoid specific contexts or any immediate political significance. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 150 photographs, many never been seen before in the UK.

Duration 22 June 2018 - 02 September 2018
Times Sat–Wed 10am–6pm Thu & Fri 10am–9pm
Cost Adult £13.50 concessions apply
Venue Barbican Art Gallery
Address Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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