Ah, London – Paris – New York. The big three great world cities that are oh-so-familiar, right? Think again. This summer, Ben Uri’s first exhibition is set to defy our visual expectations fostered by art, film and advertising in the digital age by inviting us to re-imagine the beauty and magic of these urban metropolises afresh. Unseen London, Paris, New York will open our eyes to a tale of three major 20th-century photographers: Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert – as they reveal their unbiased responses to the allure, social division and street life of the three cities across three crucial decades. This exhibition will include striking works never previously exhibited in the UK, and each series presents a rare opportunity to discover an aspect of the work of a renowned photographer in depth. Expect the strange, the new, and to leave modern prejudice behind. Are you ready?
Where: Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, London, NW8 0RH
When: Until 27 August
Nearest Tube: St. John’s Wood