Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

16 March 2016 - 19 June 2016
Art Gallery

Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, Strange and Familiar considers how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK.

From social documentary and portraiture to street and architectural photography, the exhibition celebrates the work of leading photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. Bringing together over 250 compelling photographs and previously unseen bodies of work, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue is now available along with a range of photography books, cameras, accessories and fun mementos of Britain's heritage and food culture. Shop online now.

Strange and Familiar: Exhibition Audio
Listen to interviews with Martin Parr, curator Alona Pardo, exhibition assistant Jilke Golbach, The Guardian's Sean O'Hagan, author Pamela Roberts and voices from around the UK as you explore five photos from the exhibition with our interactive audio.


Please note, the exhibition contains over 250 works and is presented over two floors. The average visit length is 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers will tour to:

Manchester Art Gallery
25 November 2016 29 May 2017

Supported by

Media partner
Barbican Art Gallery in London presents major exhibitions by leading international figures in the heart of the City of London

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