London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, it has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, wasContinue reading “45 Extraordinary Black and White Photographs of London in the 1950s”
Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era.
(Photos by John Thomson (1837–1921))
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Arriving in London in 1935, the Viennese photographer Wolfgang Suschitzky is best known for his depictions of London in the 1930s and 1940s. However a photography career spanning 70 years has seen him capture many subjects, all with the same genuine affection. (Photos by Wolfgang Suschitzky)
The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and originated from the term “Blitzkrieg”, the German word for ‘lightning war’. The Germans conducted mass air attacks against industrial targets, towns, and cities, beginning withContinue reading “36 Incredible Photos of Londoners during the Blitz in 1940 & 1941”
“Here are faces that I have found memorable. If they are not all as happy as kings, it is because in this imperfect world and these hazardous times, the camera’s eye, like the eye of a child, often sees true,” wrote Toni Frissell. Those two eyes met in the below photo, one of the mostContinue reading “The Story Behind Toni Frissell’s Iconic Image of an Abandoned Boy Clutching a Stuffed Animal in the Rubble of 1945 London”
In August 1966 in the Pendennis Diary column in the British newspaper the Observer there was a small item about Twiggy, the Neasden-born model who had just rocketed to fame: There’s a power behind every throne. Justin de Villeneuve is the power behind Twiggy. Twiggy is the heir-apparent to Jean Shrimpton. And David Bailey isContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Twiggy During the 1960s & 1970s”