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Nigel Henderson’s Streets

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While living in Bethnal Green, east London, Henderson took to walking the streets and created an extraordinary collection of photographs documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases over 150 of these photographs, which capture the textures of the streets and the heart of working-class life in all its post-war reality – many have never before been published.

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Nigel Henderson (1917 – 85) was an artist and photographer whose work had a profound influence on British art in the 1950s and 1960s. Having been introduced to the art world by his mother, who managed Peggy Guggenheim’s first gallery in London and had friends in the Bloomsburg Group, he established himself in a circle that included leading figures in modern art such as Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti and Eduardo Paolozzi.

While living in Bethnal Green, east London, Henderson took to walking the streets and created an extraordinary collection of photographs documenting life in the area between 1949 and 1953. This beautiful book showcases over 150 of these photographs, which capture the textures of the streets and the heart of working-class life in all its post-war reality – many have never before been published. From textural shots of cobbled streets and walls, past hop-scotching children and working men, to bustling market scenes and street parties celebrating the 1953 coronation, Henderson’s unique view of the streets evokes the character of London’s East End and its people, as well as documenting a way of life that would soon disappear.

Akin to Henderson’s photography is that of Aaron Siskind. For more information on Siskind’s artworks please follow the link: https://www.artsy.net/artist/aaron-siskind

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Date Published

2017

ISBN

9781849764995

Language

English

Publisher

Specifications

Hardcover, 28x28cm, 120pp