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How We Are: Photographing Britain - Tate Britain

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A MAJOR photographic exhibition, the first to be held at Tate Britain, How We Are: Photographing Britain, runs from May 22 to September 2, 2007.

Described as a ‘treasure trove for anyone who loves photography’, How We Are traces the evolution of photography in Britain – from its infancy to the present day.

Drawn from collections across Britain, exhibits include familiar as well as re-discovered masterpieces. And alongside images by famous photographers such as Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Bill Brandt, Madame Yevonde, Susan Lipper, David Bailey and Tom Hunter, are a selection of postcards, family albums, medical photographs, propaganda and social documents.

The exhibition also includes work by many women photographers as well as photographers from different cultural backgrounds.

Also for the first time, Tate Britain is inviting members of the public to contribute to the content of the exhibition through the community and photo-sharing website Flickr.

Tickets: £7.50, £6 concessions. Free to Tate Members.

For more information call 020 7887 8888 or visit the website.