© Hans van der Meer / Courtesy of the Artist. Mytholmroyd, England, 2004

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

Do not miss this exhibition. Curated by photographer Martin Parr, the show brings together over 250 photographs taken in Britain since the 1930s by leading international photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Tina Barney, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. The work includes street photography and social documentary, portraiture and architectural images. Some of the photographs you will know, many will be new to you; every single one is intriguing. Best of all, the overall portrait of Britain that the exhibition builds up is both familiar and surprising. It rings true to what you know, and yet gives you huge and fresh insight into our society, where we live and the way we live, past and present. We loved this show and it’s also a really good one to share with older kids and teenagers.

When:
Until 19 June 2016. Gallery open: daily 10am - 6pm, and until 9pm on Thurs & Fri
Where:
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Price:
£12. Concessions: £10/ £8
Tel:
020 7638 8891
— Daisy
27th April 2016