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Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, After Empire: Photographing Britain and the World explores a poignant time of change. Through a powerful display of documentary photography, the exhibition at Tate Britain covers both struggle and oppression as well as hope and change as it looks at the Civil Rights and Cold War era and the collapse of the British Empire in Africa and Asia. While it was a time for major change in Britain, it was also a golden age for photography thanks to Picture Post and the Sunday Times Magazine as well as the birth of independent agency Magnum, enabling documentary photographers to enjoy a new artistic freedom. This exhibition will highlight the results of such freedom with works by some of the biggest names in 20th century photography as well as several lesser-known photographers.

 

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Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain


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DATES  30th June to 27th September 2020
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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