Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

News at Stirling Ackroyd | 24/03/2016


Have you ever wondered what London looks like through the eyes of an international photographer? A brand new photography exhibition, curated by iconic British photographer Martin Parr, has just opened at the Barbican Centre that may just give you the answer. ‘Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers’ is an exciting exhibition which will showcase how 23 international photographers have captured the social, cultural, and political identity of the UK through the camera lens since the 1930’s.

With images ranging from social documentary and portraiture to street and architectural photography, the exhibition presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.

Curator of the exhibition Martin Parr has 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.”

Each of the 23 photographers in the exhibition records different characteristics of life around Britain in their own distinctive style. Take a look at some of the images below for a quick sneak peek of the display…

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To discover more visit the exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, EC2Y until 19 June 2016 or for more information, visit their website here.