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Explore the work of two photographers of social change in the first UK retrospective of American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange and the first UK solo exhibition of contemporary artist Vanessa Winship.

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Dorothea Lange worked in urban and rural contexts across America and beyond. Focusing her lens on human suffering and hardship, she created compassionate and piercing portraits of people and places in the hope of effecting or influencing social and political reform. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing spans her career from 1917 to 1957 and encompasses over 300 objects from vintage prints and original book publications to ephemera, field notes, letters, and documentary film.

Vanessa Winship's work explores the fragile nature of our landscape and society, how memory leaves its mark on our collective and individual histories. Living and working in the Balkans, Turkey and the Caucasus for more than a decade, she investigated notions of periphery and edge on the frontiers of Eastern Europe. In the US, she created the series she dances on Jackson (2011–2012), using the backdrop of the economic recession to explore the basic human connection between people while tracing the history of violence that characterises the country. Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds brings together an outstanding selection of more than 150 photographs, many of which have never been seen before in the UK.

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