Queen’s guard marching 1960
© Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos
As the eyes of the world turn to London, it’s worth considering what foreigners make of the city. And, for that matter, how these views might have evolved over the decades.
A new photographic exhibition at Tate Britain hopes to offer some insight here. Using archive images of London by foreign photographers, it allows us to view the city through the eyes of outsiders looking in.
Another London opens tomorrow and features pictures dating from 1930 to 1980 by some of the era’s most celebrated photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Robert Frank, Elliott Erwitt and Bruce Davidson.
Among the subjects are major events such as the coronation of George IV, depictions of working class life, and iconic characters such as punks, street artists, beggars and buskers.
Another London, July 27 – September 16, Tate Britain, Milbank, tate.org.uk