Another London: photos of London from 1930-1980

As the world focuses on London, Tate Britain’s new photography exhibition Another
London
looks at the city through the eyes of international
photographers. Showcasing a collection of 180 photographs taken between
1930-1980, the pictures capture the glamour and gritty reality of a
now-vanished London. Here the exhibition’s curator Helen Delaney selects
some of her favourite Another London images and tells the stories of the
photographers behind them.

Another London is open from July 27 to September 16 2012, with admission
for adults £10.

Wolfgang Suschitzky; Lyons Corner House, Tottenham Court Road, London
1934

Born in Vienna in 1912, Wolfgang Suschitzky was brought up by secular Jewish
parents who ran a socialist bookshop and were influential figures in the
cultural life of ‘Red Vienna’. He trained as a photographer in Vienna before
settling in England in 1935, where he joined his sister, photographer Edith
Tudor Hart. In this photograph Suschitzky captures a moment between two
people in a Lyons Corner House. Lyons Corner Houses appeared in 1909 and
were noted for their art deco style until their demise in 1977. Spread over
several floors they were bustling places, housing several restaurants and a
food hall.

Picture: W. Suschitzky

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