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Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

Community View

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A free evening of art, poetry, tours and workshops for community groups to enjoy.

Join us for a special view of our double bill of exhibitions featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

This Community View will include visits to the exhibition, photography and collage workshops as well as performances from the Barbican Young Poets. Alongside this we will also be running short introductory architecture tours of the Barbican.


Our free Community Views are open to community groups, charities and neighbourhood centres. Please check eligibility and register by emailing [email protected].

The event will start at 6pm and finish at 9pm.

The exhibition is 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.

About the exhibitions

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.

About the Barbican Young Poets

Members of the Barbican Young Poets will perform new works of poetry and spoken word, in response to both exhibitions. Featuring new works from poets Tice Cin, Bayan Goudarzpour  Annie Hayter, Joshua Judson, Eleanor Penny, Matt L.T. Smith and Simran Uppal.

Barbican Young Poets is a poetry workshop and community for young writers. It gives young people the chance to create, craft and perform poetry and spoken word in a world class arts centre. Barbican Young Poets are led by internationally renowned poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose.

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