Sarah McDonald, Curator at the [Getty Images] Hulton Archive, has posted an article on the Getty Images blog about the first staff photographers at Picture Post magazine.
‘When, in 1934, Stefan Lorant was asked to revamp Weekly Illustrated along the lines of pictorial magazines he’d edited in Germany he had a problem. The British press was still using heavy old plate cameras with produced static single images, wholly unsuitable for the modern photo-essay format……..
Read on here: Picture Post Magazine Anniversary Series – Part 3: The First Staffers
The Hulton Archive is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Picture Post magazine this year.