With a huge collection of expressive photography, the Barbican Centre in London is offering its members a chance to privately view the works of two game-changing photographers; Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and Vanessa Winship. It’s the first ever UK retrospective of Lange’s work and the first major solo exhibition in a public gallery of Winship’s work. Private members are invited to explore the political works after hours on June 27, 2018.
The tickets include a complimentary drink voucher to enjoy either before or after the visit to the exhibition. As tickets are limited they must be booked in advance, especially as Barbican’s private views are extremely popular.
The exhibition showcases photography’s unique power as a medium for storytelling and political change — and this double bill endeavors to do just that. The exhibition has come about as part of the Art of Change season, which highlights how artists can usher a great change in the world.
Lange is an Amercan photographer best known for her work during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The exhibition celebrates Lange’s photographic vision that encompasses her early studio portraiture to her iconic image, “Migrant Mother.” Lange also captured the post-Pearl Harbor captivity of Japanese-Americans and the changing face of the American landscape after the Second World War.
Her socially aware work exhibits all the hallmarks of fine art while maintaining the traditions of fact-based journalism. Her camera became a powerful tool for her to focus on human suffering and hardship to depict problems of injustice, inequality, migration and displacement with a sense of urgency that is forcefully relevant in today’s political climate.
Born in 1960, British photographer Winship works on long term projects including portrait, landscape, raw reportage and documentary photography. In the past she has worked on a number of personal projects, most of them set in Eastern Europe. Photographs from Winship’s work have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London and at Les Rencontres d'Arles, having been included in three prolific books. Her groundbreaking work has also won Winship two World Press Photo Awards, “Photographer of the Year” at the Sony World Photography Awards, and the HCB Award (Winship being the first woman to ever win this award).
The Members' Private View shall be held on June 27, 2018 at The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
For details, visit https://www.barbican.org.uk
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.