A major photographic collection assembled by Eric and Louise Franck has been promised as a donation to Tate. The outstanding collection of photographs of London include important works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Irving Penn. A selection from the collection, by photographers for whom London was a foreign city, will be exhibited in Another London opening at Tate Britain on 27 July.
Highlights of the collection include Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Waiting in Trafalgar Square for the Coronation Parade of King George VI 1937, Bruce Davidson’s Girl with Kitten 1962, Elliot Erwitt’s Bus Stop, London 1962, Robert Frank’s London (Child Running from Hearse) 1951 and Irving Penn’s Charwomen, London 1950.
The majority of the works in the collection are from the 20th-century and include those by some of the century’s finest photographers such as Ellen Auerbach, Eve Arnold, Ian Berry, Dorothy Bohm, Bill Brandt, Horacio Coppola, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Robert Frank, Stephen Gill, Karen Knorr, Marketa Luskacova, Roger Mayne, Irving Penn, Chris Steele Perkins, Marc Riboud, George Rodger and Chris Shaw. The collection also contains work by lesser known but historically significant figures from places as diverse as East and West Europe, the Soviet Union, The United States, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.
Another London: International Photographs 1930–1980 opens at Tate Britain on 27 July 2012.