Friday, 23 April 2010

A World Observed 1940 - 2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm


I was invited along by Manchester Art Gallery to last night's opening of their new exhibition A World Observed 1940 - 2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm.

It's a comprehensive overview of Dorothy's life's work, beginning with her portraiture work for her own Studio Alexander in the 1940's through her Black & White open air and street photography around the world and ending with her colour photography from the 80's through to this very year.
Opening  night
I'd not heard of Dorothy's work before visiting but it's a fascinating show. Minimal text leads you through the exhibition, providing a little context and expanding on Dorothy's photographic philosophy. It also helped to focuss attention solely on the photgraphy.
It was also lovely to see her in attendance, happily chatting away with her numerous admirers. Her warm personality was a joy to witness.

Opening  night
The show runs from now until August 30th and comes highly recommended. There's also the Dorothy Bohm in Manchester research blog which provides a detailed look at Dorothy's early career in Manchester.

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