Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

A photography double bill

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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 is 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 is 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 showcases over 150 photographs, uncovering the fragile nature of our landscape and society and exploring how memory leaves its mark.

Your ticket allows same-day entry to both exhibitions, on show at the same time in the Art Gallery.


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

No photography, food or drink is permitted in the gallery. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

All bags are subject to search and large bags must be deposited in the cloakroom. You can find full details of our safety policy here.

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

Unlimited free entry*

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Unlimited free entry* + guest

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Unlimited free entry* + guest

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Unwaged: £11 

Students: £9

Over 60s: £11

Young Person 14-17: £9 

Art Fund Member: £11

Art Fund Guest: £11

Under 14s free

Discounts are subject to availability. They do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

Exhibition entry + a chilled drink at Benugo's.

Monday - Friday


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Get closer to the art

Members enjoy invites to exclusive private views and free access to all gallery exhibitions, so they can visit as many times as they like.

Summer Cooler: Exhibition Ticket and a Drink

Keep your cool with our Summer exhibition ticket offer. Book online, entering code 54321 at the checkout, and pay just £14 to gain entry to our summer exhibitions and enjoy a chilled drink on the Barbican Lakeside.

Includes exhibition tickets to Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing and Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds (normally £13.50 for a standard ticket), as well as a chilled drink.

Drinks include iced latte, iced americano, iced tea, or any soft drink and can be redeemed using a voucher, collectable from Art Gallery ticket desk on entry to the exhibition.

Valid until 2 September.

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer subject to availability and ticket allows same day entry to both exhibitions
  • Drink can be redeemed at Benugo Kitchen or any Benugo café at Barbican.
  • Offer includes August Bank Holiday (Mon 27 Aug).


‘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)

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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