"I have spent my lifetime taking photographs. The photograph fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing. It makes transience less painful and retains some of the special magic, which I have looked for and found. I have tried to create order out of chaos, to find stability in flux and beauty in the most unlikely places.”

 London-based photographer Dorothy Bohm (b. 1924, Russia) is hailed a doyenne of British photography. Originally trained as a studio portraitist in wartime Manchester, she started working outside the studio in the late 1940s, travelling extensively thereafter and establishing herself as a leading humanist street photographer. Focusing on fragments of the urban landscape, her work often highlights elements of life that are otherwise overlooked. She was involved with the founding of The Photographers’ Gallery in 1971 and its Associate Director for the next 15 years. Bohm’s work has been celebrated with several major solo shows, including A World Observed 1940-2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm at Manchester Art Gallery (2010) and Women in Focus: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm at the Museum of London (2012). 

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