Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers comes our way following a successful run at the Barbican in London. This collection of over 200 photographs, curated in part by acclaimed observational photographer, Martin Parr, examines how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured our social, cultural, and political identity through the camera lens. The diverse collection includes social documentary, portraiture, and also street and architectural pieces. Included are works by some of the luminaries of the medium: Evelyn Hofer, whose humorous pieces from 1962 document the tradespeople of London; and Tina Barney, whose subjects were the British upper classes. More recent works include Bruce Gilden’s portraits showing working class people under the harsh light of the flash.

Fri 25 Nov – Mon 29 May 2017, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, times vary, FREE,

Image: Bruce Davidson

Fri 25 Nov - Mon 29 May
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Sun 21 May 2017