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Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

A photography double bill

Vanessa Winship and Dorothea Lange

A double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing was the first UK retrospective of American photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). Lange was a powerful woman of unparalleled vigour and resilience. Using her camera as a political tool to shine a light on cruel injustices, Lange went on to become a founding figure of documentary photography.

Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds was the first major UK solo exhibition of contemporary photographer and recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011, Vanessa Winship. This much overdue exhibition showcased over 150 photographs, uncovering the fragile nature of our landscape and society and exploring how memory leaves its mark.


Part of The Art of Change season, highlighting how artists respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

This exhibition was made possible with a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund.



‘delightfully temperate... so absorbing you'll forget any dry spell-based ennui.‘
Evening Standard
‘Defiant, principled‘
Evening Standard
‘A giant of 20th century photography‘
Time Out
‘A visionary whose camera never lied‘
The Guardian
‘Electrifying images‘
The Telegraph
‘A fearless honesty‘

Education resources

A downloadable teaching resource is available for teachers planning visits to the exhibition.

A special school group rate applies to all school groups of 10 or more:

  • Secondary and sixth form (up to age 19): £3 per student
  • Students under 14 years: free

For bookings and enquiries please contact the school groups booking line:
Tel: 020 7382 7211 (Mon–Fri 10am–5pm)
Email: [email protected]

Visiting with your children?

Download the Dorothea Lange & Vanessa Winship curiosity scrapbook, filled with fun activities encouraging you to get creative. 

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