A milkman working his route during the London blitz 1940
Bill Brandt/Henry Moore review – a coruscating chronicle of British life
From blitz victims to dust-coated miners and the rocks of Stonehenge, the affinities between German photographer and British sculptor are shown in works of sepulchral beauty
By: Hepworth Wakefield
Bill Brandt and Henry Moore met for the first time in 1942, when the German-born photographer was commissioned by Lilliput magazine to shoot the quintessentially British sculptor in his studio. The resulting portrait appeared in a spread devoted to the two artists’ shelter pictures – both had made extended series of sleeping Londoners huddled in platforms and tunnels on the underground during the blitz. Their meeting, and the shared subject matter that prompted it, is the conceptual starting point for this fascinating exhibition, which traces their parallel paths and overlapping interests.Continue reading
Glasgow secures Linda McCartney photography exhibition
Intimate family portraits captured at the Argyll home of former Beatle Paul McCartney’s home in Argyll during the sixties and seventies are to go on display in the UK for the first time.
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From Judi to Edna: the women who electrified the 70s – in pictures
In 1977, the National Portrait Gallery staged a landmark exhibition, featuring 90 portraits of eminent British women photographed by Mayotte Magnus. The gallery is now updating the project with Illuminating Women, which runs until 24 March [ . . . ]
New Michael Caine film celebrated with exhibition of 60s London
A new exhibition marks the release of a documentary about the Swinging Sixties in London as seen through the eyes of Sir Michael Caine. The film, My Generation —presented and produced by the actor, 84, and directed by David Batty — is out next week. The exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, has opened in Carnaby Street and has photographs, prints and previously unseen archive footage from the era.
The exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, has opened in Carnaby Street and has photographs, prints and previously unseen archive footage from the era.
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