A World Observed 1940 – 2010 is the first comprehensive retrospective of photographic work by Dorothy Bohm.
At Manchester Art Gallery from 24 April to 30 August 2010, the exhibition traces Dorothy’s exceptional career across six decades and several continents.
From the 1940s vintage portraits featured on this site, through jewel-like Polaroids from the 1980s to colourful images of contemporary life, the absorbing exhibition features over 200 original photographic prints.
You’ll also discover how Dorothy’s photographic style and interests have evolved over the years. Visit the gallery’s website to see some examples of Dorothy’s more recent photographs and to find all the information you’ll need when visiting.
There’s a comprehensive catalogue being published to accompany the exhibition.
There are also some fascinating events and workshops linked to the exhibition, including an opportunity to hear Dorothy in conversation with her daughter and curator of the exhibition, Monica Bohm-Duchen. Many of the events are free, but must be booked for, so make sure you visit the gallery’s website for full details.