ANOTHER LONDON

Are you ready to see London through another’s eyes?

While the capital is very much at the fore of global focus, (apparently there’s a big event going on – something about torches and sports?) the Tate Britain is inviting its visitors to take a visual journey into the city’s past…

But it’s not London as we know it. Captured through the lens of some of the biggest names in international photography, Another London presents the city as a foreign metropolis – a visitor’s perception that spans over 50 years of history, between the 1930s and 1980s.

Lovingly curated over a 20 year period by art dealer, Eric Franck and his wife Louise, the exhibition contains the work of photography greats such as Irving Penn, Robert Frank, Bill Brandt and Dora Maar, to name a few. Some were refugees, some were here for editorial missions while others were simply passing through – but whatever their purpose, each managed to encapsulate city life in their own unique and vibrant style.

In 1948, German photographer, Bill Brandt famously wondered, “if anyone would ever succeed in photographing London.” Now, over 60 years later, it’s safe to say that the Tate Britain has officially found the answer…