Facing Britain: British Documentary Photography since the 1960s: She and he

Yan Wang Preston (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


The United Kingdom has played a special role in Europe, and not just since Brexit. In addition to the geographical distance, the exit from the EU on January 31, 2020 also resulted in a political and emotional distance. In ‹Facing Britain›, a comprehensive overview of British documentary photography since the 1960s, we come very close to the island nation through the lenses of 48 British photographers.

The exhibition in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt brings together around 250 photographs from 60 years, thus providing a unique overview of the past and present of British documentary photography.

Yan Wang Preston exhibited 6 photographs from 'She and He' series.

‹Facing Britain› takes a kaleidoscopic look at the British nation, showing everyday scenes next to politically charged events: Ascot meets Belfast, the Falklands War meets intimate moments in British living rooms. Where the boundaries of the documentary become blurred, aspects of artistic or portrait photography come to light.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2021
EventFacing Britain: British Documentary Photography since the 1960s - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 4 Sep 20219 Jan 2022


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