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Exhibition: Soldiers and suffragettes: the photography of Christina Broom - 19 June-1 November 2015

Christina Broom is widely considered to be the UK’s first female press photographer, beginning her photographic career at the age of 40, in 1903, when she published her first news photographs as postcards.

This major exhibition, the first entirely dedicated to her, will feature a cross-section of her impressive work including many photographs that have previously been in private collections and never-before-seen on public display. These will be joined by original glass plate negatives, postcards, and objects which build a fuller picture of Broom’s character and her career, including personal possessions, letters, event passes, autograph books, notebooks and cuttings books.

Read more about Broom by curator Anna Sparham here:

There is more about the history of the Broom photographs here:

The exhibition takes place at the Museum of London Docklands from 19 June-1 November 2015, admission is free. Details here:

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