Friday 19 June 2015

Museum of London - New exhibition - Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom

Life through the lens of the UK's first female press photographer at the Museum of London Docklands.

New exhibition


The first major exhibition showcasing the UK’s first female press photographer opens today at the Museum of London Docklands. From First World War soldiers to Suffragette processions, view life in London at the start of the 20th century through the lens of Christina Broom.


Curator Anna Sparham introduces the woman whose bold pioneering spirit took her into the city to capture thousands of images, gaining unprecedented access to soldiers, Suffragettes and even royalty.

A new publication

The first book of Christina Broom's works has been published to coincide with the exhibition (£20) and a new range of prints from the exhibition is available onlineand in the museum shop.

Special events 

Artist and historic photography expert Jo Gane leads an afternoon of photography experimentation. Make a pinhole box camera and learn to develop your pinhole pictures using early darkroom and modern smartphone techniques.                     

Join the exhibition curator Anna Sparham in conversation with Edwardian postcard expert, Guy Atkins and women’s history specialist Di Atkinson. Use promotion code LDNIST241when booking online to get 2 for 1 tickets.

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Explore the work of Christina Broom through crafts, digital sessions and art workshops. We look at Broom’s amazing photographs and the stories of her subjects from 15-22 August.