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Nigel Henderson's streets : photographs of London's East End 1949-53 / edited by Clive Coward.

By: Henderson, Nigel, 1917-1985.
Contributor(s): Coward, Clive [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Tate Publishing, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 119 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849764995; 1849764999.Other title: Streets.Uniform titles: Photographs. Selections Subject(s): Henderson, Nigel, 1917-1985 | Street photography | Documentary photography | East End (London, England) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 779.421092 Summary: Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) was a British artist and founding member of the Independent Group, but he was also a photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassai. Introduced to the art world by his mother Wyn Henderson who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. In 1943, recovering from the trauma of his experiences as a pilot in the Second World War, Henderson began experimenting with photography. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitised photographs which capture the heart of working-class life. From hop-scotching children to a funeral cortege, and street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson's unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience and character of the local people as well as documenting a way of life that would soon disappear, as Britain moved into the 1960s.
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Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) was a British artist and photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï. The son of Wyn Henderson, who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitized photographs, which capture the heart of working-class London life. From children playing hopscotch to a funeral cortège to street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson's unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience, and character of the local people as it documents a fast-disappearing way of life.

Includes bibliographical references (page 112).

Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) was a British artist and founding member of the Independent Group, but he was also a photographer whose work has been compared to that of Cartier-Bresson and Brassai. Introduced to the art world by his mother Wyn Henderson who managed the famous Guggenheim Jeune gallery, he became acquainted with leading figures in modern art, including Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. In 1943, recovering from the trauma of his experiences as a pilot in the Second World War, Henderson began experimenting with photography. While living in Bethnal Green, east London, he created an extraordinary archive of photography documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases 150 of these newly digitised photographs which capture the heart of working-class life. From hop-scotching children to a funeral cortege, and street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson's unique view of the streets evokes the wit, resilience and character of the local people as well as documenting a way of life that would soon disappear, as Britain moved into the 1960s.