Breaking the Frame

  • Closed
August 14, 2021 to January 16, 2022
  • Level 3, Third Floor Centre Block
FREE for Members


Experience the unexpected in the North American debut of Breaking the Frame, featuring one of the earliest photographs taken by a female artist, unusual subject matter from the biggest names in photography, and portraits from photo studios in West Africa and India. Explore more than 90 original and vintage prints from the Solander collection that inspire new and unconventional approaches to photo history.

Breaking the Frame showcases many accomplished artists of the 19th and 20th centuries – from Malick Sidibé and Florence Henri to Lang Jingshan, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Henry Fox Talbot, Robert Frank, and Dorothea Lange – who have helped shape photography, offering a global perspective on the medium that pushes our understanding beyond the conventional.


This exhibition contains images of nudity and sexuality that may not be suitable for some viewers.

This exhibition is organized by Curatorial Exhibitions, Pasadena, California in association with the Solander Collection.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Royal Exhibitions Circle.