Opens: 27/07/2012 Closes: 16/09/2012 Tate Britain, London.London has thought of itself at various times both the most photographed and the most international city in the world. This show addresses both claims, presenting a large selection of monochrome snaps by foreign photographers (including some luminaries like Henri Cartier-Bresson) who captured the city on camera between 1930 and 1980. Read our Alternative London blog inspired by this show here. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/another-london Buy: https://tickets.tate.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShowID=4587
The Telegraph“Work by the finest and most recognisable names in photography... ” Modernism, Blitz and smoky bar – each swims into focus in the moments these visitors saw. It’s not the London we know, perhaps, but something a bit like it, and rather lovely...
The Independent“Time makes tourists of us all...” There are charming images – Bill Brandt's bemused shot of milk bottles on a doorstep – although they are as much about the artist's expectations as about Britain...
Guardian“Tourist guide to London at its most familiar and nostalgic...” Individual images may be strong – it could hardly be otherwise given the calibre of the artists – but in general this is a safe and conservative show. Another London it certainly isn't...
Time Out“An eerie mix of the foreign and the familiar...” Eventually, London absorbs and appropriates all strangeness, human or otherwise, while remaining itself: fascinating to look at - but hard to read, boldly modern - yet tinted monochrome with nostalgia...
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