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Inside The Mirror: Discover The Surreal Beauty of Bill Brandt

Hosted by the Consul of the London Photography Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 14 Jan 14:00 - 16:00

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Join us at the Tate to celebrate the work of Bill Brandt Protected content who was a leading photographer in the mid-20th century.

Brandt's influences include his time spent working in Paris, from Man Ray, Brassai, the early French photographer Eugène Atget, the angular modernist and surrealist movements occurring during that time. This period of experimentation and rapid growth saw photography displayed in art galleries and seen by millions in illustrated magazines.

Brandt’s images of daily life taken throughout Britain, pre-war, during and post war, merged documentary with art. He was inspired by many sources, from books such as Alice in Wonderland to the sculpture of Henry Moore and the film Citizen Kane. Moving into portraiture, from where he started his photographic journey.

This exhibition of works in Tate’s collection reveals how Brandt changed his practice throughout his career and crafted each photograph to capture the surreal beauty he saw in the everyday.

Exhibition is free to enter

Exhibition ends on Sunday 15 January. This is your penultimate chance to see some of the finest works by one of the most famous British photographers.

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Bill Brandt, Portrait of a Young Girl, Eaton Place Protected content
Tate. Gift Eric and Louise Franck London Collection Protected content
© The Estate of Bill Brandt