Display Opening on Saturday, 6 November 2021

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Opening on Saturday, 6 November 2021

  • Room 100, Photography Centre – The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery

  • Free

Maurice Broomfield's dramatic photographs captured factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition, depicting the remnants of the industrial revolution alongside emerging technologies.

Display Highlights

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Wire manufacture, Somerset Wire Company, gelatin silver print, by Maurice Broomfield, 1964, England. Museum no. E.3755-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
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Assembling a Former for a Stator, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield for English Electric, 1960, printed 2007, Stafford, England. Museum no. E.3731-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
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Preparing a Warp from Nylon Yarn, British Nylon Spinners, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield, 1964, printed 2007, Pontypool, Wales. Museum no. E.3730-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
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Die Casting, Qualcast Lawnmower Works, gelatin silver print, by Maurice Broomfield, 1954, printed 1995, Derbyshire, England. Museum no. E.3745-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
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Balancing a Ship Propeller, Bull’s Metal and Marine Shipyard, gelatin silver print, by Maurice Broomfield, 1956, printed 1995, Glasgow, Scotland. Museum no. E.3733-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
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Tapping a Furnace, Ford, Dagenham, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield, 1954, printed 2006, Essex, England. . Museum no. E.3727-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield
Background image: Tapping a Furnace, Ford, Dagenham, Essex, by Maurice Broomfield, 1954, printed 2006, England. Museum no. E.3727-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield