Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship at the Barbican

07 June 2018


The first UK retrospective of American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange and first major UK solo exhibition in a public gallery of British contemporary photographer Vanessa Winship will be featured at the Barbican in London.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. 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.

Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds

Vanessa Winship explores the fragile nature of our landscape and society, how memory leaves its mark on our collective and individual histories. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 150 photographs, many never been seen before in the UK.

Exhibition opens: 22nd June-2nd September 2018

Level 3,
Barbican Centre Silk Street,


Picture copyright: Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 copyright © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California