Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

22 Jun 2018 – 2 Sep 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

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Standard: £13.50
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Membership: Unlimited free entry
Corporate Membership: Unlimited free entry + guest
Young Barbican (14 -25s): £5 (no booking fee)
Concessions: £11
Students/14-17: £9
Art Fund Members: £11
Under 14s: Free

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Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom


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  • Moorgate / Barbican
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This summer, Barbican Art Gallery stages the first UK survey of the American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. A formidable woman of unparalleled vigour and resilience, the exhibition charts Lange’s outstanding photographic vision from her early studio portraits of San Francisco’s bourgeoisie to her celebrated Farm Security Administration work (1935–1939) that captured the devastating impact of the Great Depression on the American population. The show features the iconic Migrant Mother as well as rarely seen photographs of the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War and several post-war series documenting the changing face of the social and physical landscape of 1950s America, including a collaboration with fellow photographer Pirkle Jones.

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