Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London

28 April 2016 - 13 September 2016

Explore the streets of 1960s London through the lens of eminent photographer Dorothy Bohm.

Step back in time and discover the diversity of life in London in the 1960s with photographs focusing on its inhabitants from all walks of life, from schoolchildren to fashion-conscious young adults to market traders.

Born in East Prussia in 1924, Dorothy Bohm moved to Lithuania in 1932 with her family to escape the threat of Nazism. Bohm was sent by her parents to safety in Britain in 1939, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father at the very last moment. London has been her home since the 1950s.

This exhibition has been extended until 13 September 2016 due to popular demand. 

Dorothy Bohm has worked as a photographer all around the world, capturing ordinary lives from Europe to the Americas to the Far East. She was closely involved with the founding of the Photographers’ Gallery in London in 1971 and was its Associate Director for fifteen years. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009.

Explore Dorothy Bohm’s work further at Unseen London, Paris, New York, 1930s-60s: Photographs by Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert at the Ben Uri Gallery & Museum from 20 May – 29 August 2016