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White Heat of British Industry, 1950s-60s: Photographs by Maurice Broomfield

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From 15 March 2019 to 6 May 2019

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Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) made spectacular photographs of British industry, showing skilled men and women proudly at work in factories across the UK. Produced in the 1950s and 1960s, they reveal a workforce in an era of rapid technological transition.

Broomfield was born to a working-class family in Draycott, Derbyshire, leaving school at 15 to work as a lathe operator at Rolls-Royce. He attended Derby Art College in the evenings before becoming Britain’s premier industrial photographer, drawing inspiration from the paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby and modernist photography from the German Bauhaus design schools.

Images in the exhibition are from Broomfield’s archive housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, alongside works from Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Martin Barnes, V&A Senior Curator of Photographs. A selection of Broomfield’s original cameras complement the photographs loaned by his son; acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield.

For information on our exhibition tour, click here.

To find out about the FORMAT19 exhibition at Pickford’s House – click here.

To find out about our upcoming Photography Walks – click here.

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Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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