Dorothy Bohm Photographer - Biography
1924 Born in Konigsberg, 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 its Associate Director for next 15 years.
1974 Visited South Africa.
1980 BBC2 Television documentary Dorothy Bohm-Photographer. Experimented with colour photography, using SX70 Polaroid camera.
1985 Started to work exclusively with colour film. Visited Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
1986 & 1987 Visited Egypt.
1991 Several visits to 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.
2018 Seeing Daylight: The Photography of Dorothy Bohm, documentary film directed by Richard Shaw