Dorothy Bohm's images capture the brightness and exuberance of the world around her, as she looks for areas of colour within the landscape to compose her works. 'I find that colour requires a different sensitivity. Reality and unreality mix more harmoniously… My eye is alert to bursts of colour where unexpected things emerge. The emotional appeal of colour to me is very strong, it does not say the same thing as black and white'.
Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia into a Jewish-Lithuanian family, Dorothy Bohm was sent to England in 1939 to escape the Nazi threat and to finish her schooling. By 1946 she had graduated from Manchester College of Technology and opened Studio Alexander in Manchester. In the early 1970s she co-founded The Photographers' Gallery, London, where she remained as its Associate Director for the next fifteen years.
Dorthy Bohm's work is part of a number of public corporate and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Israel Museum, Musée Carnavalet and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
- Artwork Details: 40.5 x 30.5cm
- Material description: photograph
- Credit line: © the artist
- Theme: Urban Scene
- Medium: Photograph
- Accession number: ACC48/1990