Dorothy Bohm

1924
Born in K, East Prussia, into Jewish-Lithuanian family

1939
To escape threat of Nazism, was sent to England to finish her schooling

1942
Graduated from Manchester College of Technology. Worked in leading portrait studio in central Manchester

1945
Married Louis Bohm

1946
Opened "Studio Alexander" in Manchester

1947
Frequent visits (until 1952) to Ascona in the Ticino, Switzerland

1948
First visit to Israel

1953
Lived in Paris, travelled extensively in Europe (and would continue to do so)

1955
Lived in New York and San Francisco; travelled extensively in USA and Mexico. Experimented with AGFA colour film but continued to work in black and white

1956
Settled in Hampstead, North London, where she still lives

1957
Daughter Monica born

1960
Daughter Yvonne born

1961
Visited the USSR; photographed in Moscow & Leningrad

1971
Closely involved with the founding of The Photographers' Gallery, London, and acted as its Associate Director for the next 15 years

1974
Visited South Africa

1980
BBC2 Television documentary Dorothy Bohm - Photographer. Experimented with colour photography using SX70 Polaroid camera

1984
Started to work exclusively with colour film. Visited Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan

1985 & 1986
Visited Egypt

1986, 1987 & 1988
Visited Venice

1995
Interviewed by Mark Haworth-Booth for the Oral History of British Photography, National Sound Archive, British Library, London

1998
Founded Focus Gallery for Photography, Bloomsbury, London

2009
Appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society

2014
Work included in The History of European Photography, 1939-69 (FOTOFO, Bratislava)

2015
Included in Britain's Greatest Generation, BBC2 TV series

Dorothy Bohm

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