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"A Public Portfolio: Photographs of London by Henry Grant"
2001-01-10 until 2001-03-27
Museum of London
UK United Kingdom
This display of photographs depicts London in the
1950s and 1960s. They were taken by Henry
Grant, one the most distinguished photographers
in post-war Britain.
These compelling black and white photographs
capture Londoners of all ages as they go about
their daily lives. They provide an intriguing record
of the massive social changes that took place as Britain moved from post-war
austerity to the freedom of the 1960s. Taken in streets, parks, homes, hospitals and
schools, Henry Grant's photographs witness the beginnings of the National Health
Service and the Welfare State, developments in education and immigration, the
appearance of London's first high-rise buildings, as well as political and social
campaigns such as the peace movement and the CND.
The pictures on display have been selected from the Museum's archive of 80,000
photographs acquired from the photographer in 1986.