Proud Galleries in Chelsea is set to launch a new exhibition of the works of Dorothy Bohm. One of the most respected photographers of our time, Bohm was born in Germany in 1924, but she resided in the UK most of her life after emigrating here at the start of World War II.
The works in the show, many of them never seen by the public before, have been selected by Bohm’s daughter Monica Bohm-Duncan in consultation with her mother. The exhibition mainly focuses on Bohm’s view of the swinging 60s in London. Her eyes, both that of a young girl and that of a foreigner, saw this thrilling city at its most exiting period in the modern times from a unique point of view, both familiar and foreign. Her work shows an intriguing clash between the youth-culture of the time and the older generation. In retrospect, her visually striking, humane and often witty photographs convey a poignant sense of transience and nostalgia for a vanished era. And era which most people, whether contemporaries or not, have their own personal perception of.
Dorothy Bohm: Sixties London
161 Kings Road, London, SW3 5XP
March 14 – April 28
Image: St George’s Church, Hanover Square © Dorothy Bohm Archive