Exhibition will run from 22 May – 31 August 2008 and will feature the likes of Diane Arbus.
"Comprising over two hundred and fifty works by twentieth century photographers from the UK, Europe, Africa, America and China, the exhibition will present a fascinating history of photographic portraiture taken in cities around the world. There will be a focus on photography taken in the street and the studio, and these two distinct settings reveal different sides of the urban face: the common traits of the man in the crowd, and the representative façade of the bourgeois subject. Some of the photographers included in the show are Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Cecil Beaton, Hugo Erfurth, Walker Evans, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Paul Strand, Weegee and James van der Zee."
I know I will be going!