It’s 1930s America, the country is in recession, and photographers are sent out to record what is going on, only to have much of their work censored.
About the Whitechapel GalleryOpened in 1901, it was one of the first publicly funded galleries for temporary exhibitions in London.
It has a long track record for education and outreach projects, now focused on the Whitechapel area.
It exhibits the work of contemporary artists, as well as organising retrospective exhibitions and shows that are of interest to the local community.
Entry is free to the main gallery, but paid exhibitions are also hosted.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to Whitechapel Gallery's website
77-82 Whitechapel High Street,
Exhibitions open at the moment
This exhibition examines the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s.
11am to 6pm
Ends on Sun 12th December
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Fequently asked questions
Is the Whitechapel Gallery free to visit?
Yes, the main gallery and most of the exhibitions are free to visit, and there's usually one or two paid exhibitions.
How long does a visit to the Whitechapel Gallery last?
It can vary wildly from half-an-hour for a single gallery to half a day if you were to see all the exhibitions on at the time.
What's the nearest railway station to Whitechapel Gallery
The nearest station is Aldgate East which is 0.1 miles away.
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