How We Were, Photographing Britain
Tate Britain exhibition, July 2007
(Photos/words © urban75, 2007)
A rainy day visit to the Tate Britain, Millbank, London.
We'd come to see the Tate Britain's first major exhibition of photography, charting the medium from the earliest pioneers to the work of modern snappers.
There were some fantastic images to savour from the likes of William Henry Fox Talbot, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Bill Brandt and David Bailey and Tom Hunter, as well as postcards, family albums, medical photographs, propaganda and social documents.
Wandering around the gallery, we came across this exhibit where you were encouraged to take an orange home with you. Which we did.
Mark Wallinger's recreation of peace campaigner Brian Haw's Parliament Square protest.
Looking down to the small cafe by the exhibition entrance, with Hockney's new work above.