A World Observed 1940-2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

A World Observed 1940-2010: Photographs by Dorothy Bohm

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by Colin Ford, Ian Jeffrey, Monica Bohm-Duchen

Dorothy Bohm (born Koenigsberg, East Prussia, 1924 and a resident in England since 1939) is widely considered one of the doyennes of British photography. Whilst many books have been published on her work, to date there has not been a major retrospective of her career and work, which spans six decades (from the 1940s to the present day) and several continents.

This situation is to be changed by this book, the most detailed and comprehensive to date, which illustrates over 250 of her photographs - both the black and white images Bohm produced until the mid-1980s, and the colour images she has produced since then. The book also contains three substantial essays: Colin Ford's text is largely biographical in emphasis; Ian Jeffrey's positions Dorothy Bohm's work within the history of photography and visual culture; and, Monica Bohm-Duchen's focuses on Dorothy Bohm as a female photographer and on the representation of women in her oeuvre. The work concludes with an easy-to-use index of thumbnail reproductions of her work.

Paperback

Pages: 176

Dimensions: 219mm x 277mm