Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

IWM London

6 September 2012 – 1 January 2013

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See World War II through the selective lens of a propaganda photographer at this bleakly glamorous exhibition.

Rising to prominence for his fashion photographs, Cecil Beaton became Britain's longest-serving World War II photographer. Following his commission by the Ministry of Information in July 1940, Beaton's travels took him to the Middle East, India, China, Burma and throughout Britain, and his eye for beauty in adversity brought a unique perspective to the war.

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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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