Dorothy Bohm

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Petticoat Lane Market, East End, London

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A woman stands next to a wig stall on Petticoat Lane Market, in East London. Thought to be taken sometime in the 1960s, the black and white photograph has a slightly surreal quality to it. Two faces stare blankly at us – the stall-holder and mannequin head above, both demanding the viewers’ attention. Petticoat Lane is one of the oldest markets in Britain, and is found on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street in the Spitalfields area of London.
  • Artist Dorothy Bohm
  • Artwork Petticoat Lane Market, East End, London
  • Credit Original: Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper 35.4 x 29 cm Tate Gift Eric and Louise Franck London Collection 2013. © Dorothy Bohm
Dorothy Bohm (born 1924) is a London based photographer, working in street photography and portraiture. She lived in Lithuania until the age of 15, when her Jewish-Lithuanian family sent her to England to escape Nazism. She studied photography at Manchester Municipal College of Technology and the City and Guilds of London Art School. After setting up her own portrait studio, she moved onto street photography, with she practised internationally. Now respected as one of the most important figures in British photography, Bohm has said that her chosen medium, the photograph, ‘fulfils my deep need to stop things from disappearing’.
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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.