Congrats to PAN reader Clive Coward, Manager at Tate Images -the commercial picture library of Tate- who has seen his first photo book idea published this week.
Clive told PAN: “I was editing through the images of Tate represented artist and photographer Nigel Henderson in the archives when I thought a selection would make a good book, pitched the idea to the Tate publishing arm who agreed!” … “Out now is my first edited volume of black and white photographs from Tate’s archive collection. ‘Nigel Henderson’s Streets’ showcases over 160 images from London’s East end taken by Henderson during 1949 and 1953. A unique glimpse of life in the now trendy Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Bow.”
NIGEL HENDERSON’S STREETS:PHOTOGRAPHS OF LONDON’S EAST END EDITED BY CLIVE COWARD
16 MARCH • 9781849764995 • HARDBACK • £24.99
‘Henderson knew how to turn a street into his own theatre. He understood the simple strength of documenting the streets of London, with their players, dramas and characters. This beautiful book brings his photographs to life.’ Martin Parr
Nigel Henderson (1917–85) was an artist and photographer whose work had a profound influence on British art in the 1950s and 1960s. 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 cortège, 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.
You can have a flick through the book at Fotofringe London on the 27 April where Clive will be heading up the Tate Images table all day. be there