Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photograph
Project info

Strange and Familiar:
Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Curated by Martin Parr
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, UK
16 March – 19 June 2016
Media View, Tuesday 15 March, 10am – 1pm
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Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, this exhibition is a timely consideration of how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural, and political identity of the UK through the camera lens. From social documentary and street photography, to portraiture and architectural photography by some of the leading lights of 20th and 21st century photography, the artists include Tina Barney (USA), Gian Butturini (Italy), Henri Cartier-Bresson (France), Bruce Davidson (USA), Raymond Depardon (France), Rineke Dijkstra (The Netherlands), Jim Dow (USA), Hans Eijkelboom (The Netherlands), Robert Frank (Switzerland), Bruce Gilden (USA), Frank Habicht (Germany), Candida Höfer (Germany), Evelyn Hofer (Germany), Axel Hütte (Germany), Sergio Larrain (Chile), Shinro Ohtake (Japan), Akihiko Okamura (Japan), Cas Oorthuys (The Netherlands), Gilles Peress (France), Paul Strand (USA), Edith Tudor-Hart (Austria), Hans van der Meer (The Netherlands) and Garry Winogrand (USA).

Martin Parr said: "The exhibition will reveal a very different take on British life than that produced by British photographers. It is both familiar and strange at the same time."