this morning (thursday 1st), 8.22-8.26am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.25pm and 9.24pm on monday 5th on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …
“Dorothy Bohm has been called the doyenne of British photography. She’s 94 now, she came to Britain as a teenager, just escaping the war. Her father, a wealthy Jewish industrialist in Lithuania, did not escape. He was captured by Soviet forces, he spent many years in Siberian prison camps. … She made her name through her unpaid work as a street photographer for 70 years, capturing moments in ordinary people’s lives as they went about their daily business.
A new exhibition of her photos of children opens this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in East London.”
including interview by bbc reporter sanchia berg with …
• dorothy bohm
wednesday 4th may 2016, 7.36-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) concludes with …
“91-year-old photographer Dorothy Bohm looks back over her 75-year career at her latest exhibition, Sixties London.
Born in East Prussia before being sent by her father to England to escape the threat of Nazism, she then became co-founder of the Photographer’s Gallery and worked alongside some of the greats, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Bill Brandt and Don McCullin.”
tuesday 14th july 2015, 10.38-10.44am, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jane garvey) concludes with …
“Dorothy Bohm came to the UK in 1939 as a 14 year old girl escaping Nazi Germany. She went on to build a remarkable photography career and co-founded the Photographers’ Gallery. She talks to Jane about how her experience of immigration and 20 years of separation from her family influenced her work.”
saturday 10th september 2011, 9.06-9.18am (repeated 10.06pm), on bbc world service radio (and repeated 25th august 2012 on bbc radio 4)
the forum (presented by bridget kendall) leads with …
”Photographer Dorothy Bohm, whose remarkable photographs have captured the lives of ordinary people worldwide over seven decades”
yesterday afternoon (saturday 2nd), 1.51-1.59pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …
“Dorothy Bohm arrived in England in 1939. She was 14, and had just waved goodbye to her parents and her baby sister on a train platform in Lithuania. As Europe became more and more dangerous for Jews, her parents sent her to safety. She wouldn’t hear hear from them again for 20 years.
In that time, she started taking pictures. Now 94, a show of her photographs has just opened in the Palant Gallery in Chichester.”
including interview by Julian Worricker with …
• photographer dorothy bohm, 93