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Archive for the ‘Photographers’ Category

  • Life through a lens – Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi

    • 10527 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, UncategorizedComments Off on Life through a lens – Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi

    As one of Britain’s first black photographers Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi was blazing a trail for others to follow but this really is only part of the story. As a disabled 26 year old in Nigeria, Tex’s childhood polio saw him regarded as an outcast. As a...

  • Detroit and Beyond

    • 14357 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Detroit and Beyond

    Now we go back to a time when Budweiser six pack vans cruised the streets of Michigan, Darth Vader walked amongst the surfers of Whitmore Lake and a 1972 film titled “The Man” starring a young James Earl Jones had a ridiculous tagline. Here we...

  • Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

    • 21395 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, PhotographersComments Off on Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

    The chances are you’ve seen his work before but have never put a name to the photographs. His style is very much his own, very French and early on he found his niche and stuck with it. Let’s take a brief look at the life and work of French photographer...

  • Down At The Nightclub – Billy Monk’s Sixties Photos

    • 14035 Views • 1960s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Down At The Nightclub – Billy Monk’s Sixties Photos

    Although he never really set out to Billy Monk ended up unintentionally cataloguing the seedy underbelly of 1960s life in Cape Town in a series of excellent photographs taken over a two year period from 1967 onwards. His intention was to boost his income as a...

  • Harry Goodwin – Pop Photographer Extraordinaire

    • 22815 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, PhotographersComments Off on Harry Goodwin – Pop Photographer Extraordinaire

    Whether they used to say if you hadn’t been snapped by Harry Goodwin then you hadn’t made it is open to conjecture but if they didn’t then they should have done because his collection of photos of the stars must be unsurpassed in pop history. As the...

  • Malick Sidibe – The Eye of Bamako

    • 23166 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Malick Sidibe – The Eye of Bamako

    To understand the significance of Malick Sidibe’s photographs from the 1950s through to the seventies you need to understand the history of Mali and the massive social and political changes it went through once it had shaken of the shackles of its...

  • The Photography of James Barnor

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    Ghanian James Barnor has been in the photography business for over fifty years.In five decades James has photographed a vast array of fashion models, snapped wildlife and street life in Ghana and captured the birth of multicultural London on film during the...

  • London Mods – Steppin Out in Seventy Nine

    • 33951 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, Popular, Youth CultureComments Off on London Mods – Steppin Out in Seventy Nine

    Back to 1979 and the filming of ‘Steppin Out’ a short documentary by female antipodean director Lyndall Hobbs studying the youth trends at the time. The film took a look at punks, Blitz Kids (early New Romantics) and the newly emerged ‘79 Mods.  ...

  • Haight Street Hippies of Sixty Seven

    • 18943 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, Youth CultureComments Off on Haight Street Hippies of Sixty Seven

    Our recent feature on Beatniks traced the evolution from beatniks to hippies and dwelled briefly on the early hippies in 1967 San Francisco. The term was first coined in 1965 by San Francisco journalist Michael Fallon to describe some of the beatniks who had...