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TATE: Another London

Curator Helen Delaney on how famous photographers - including Irving Penn, Bill Brandt and Robert Frank - have portrayed London in the past

"Another London brings together some of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century who came to London and photographed the city in the years between 1930 and 1980. These photographers came here under a variety of circumstances, some arrived as refuges, others visited briefly on assignment; what they share, however, is the experience of encountering London as a foreign city, which informed their perspectives and had an impact on the kind of photographs they took, resulting in a body of work that shows London as a dynamic metropolis, richly diverse and full of contrast. It is particularly exciting for Tate to be able to stage this exhibition at a time when London will be receiving so many visitors from around the world."

Another London, Tate Britain, 27 July – 16 September 2012