As visitors flock to London this summer, Tate Britain explores the city’s past through the eyes of international photographers, in the exhibition ‘Another London’. Between 1930 and 1980, some of the best-known photographers from around the world made London their home & inevitably their source of inspiration.
Renowned photographers Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Irving Penn just to name a few, captured the vibrancy and richly diverse city of London. From familiar emblems of Britain such as the red bus and the well dressed city dwellers with their bowler hats, to the contrasting urban grit of the east end, these photographers bring this period alive through their immortal snapshots.
Bringing together 180 classic twentieth-century photographs, Another London highlights this dynamic metropolis, that still to this day, stands proudly as one of the best cities in the world. If you’re visiting London for the Olympics, make sure to head down to the Tate Britain for a window in to London’s rich past. The exhibition runs from 27th July – 16th September.