This Women's History Month 2020, we celebrate some remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform photography in Britain.
During the 1930s, more than 70,000 refugees came to Britain from Nazi-dominated Europe. Amongst those escaping anti-Semitic and political persecution were a surprising number of women photographers. These women brought fresh, modernist perspectives that opened up British photography in the decades that followed.
ANOTHER EYE is the first UK exhibition to bring together work by this group of women, and explore their collective influence on British photography. It is an opportunity to see original prints and work by established photographers Dorothy Bohm, Gerti Deutsch, Elsbeth Juda, Lotte Meitner-Graf, Lucia Moholy, Gerty Simon and Edith Tudor-Hart, and to discover work by Inge Ader, Anneli Bunyard, Elisabeth Chat, Laelia Goehr, Lisel Haas, Heidi Heimann, Erika Koch, Betti Mautner, Bertl Sachsel and Lore Lisbeth Waller.
This exhibition is curated by Four Corners with support from Katy Barron.
With grateful thanks to: Peter Ader, Archives & Collections at Library of Birmingham, Dorothy Bohm, Monica Bohm-Duchen, Bill Brandt Archive, Peter Bunyard, Julia Crockatt, Elegantly Papered, L’Equipment des Arts-Gallery, FOTOHOF archiv, Getty Images Hulton Archive, Anthea Kennedy, Lotte Meitner-Graf archive, National Portrait Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, Report Digital, Naomi and Uri Tal, Warburg Institute, Wiener Holocaust Library, Wien Museum, Dorothy Williams and the Wellcome Collection.
Fast Forward Women in Photography
Dates TBC, Four Corners
Talks with contemporary female photographers from migrant and displaced backgrounds.
More details coming soon
Women Refugee Photographers Conference
Dates TBC, Birkbeck, University of London
More details coming soon. If you are interested in contributing a paper, please contact Carla Mitchell for further information.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Paul Mellon Centre.
This exhibition is part of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, which celebrates the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.