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Documents of 20th Century Britain

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The Photographer’s Gallery of London presents an sales exhibition of vintage works from British Photographer Bert Hardy. On view from 13 May until 3 July, 2016.

Bert Hardy’s (d. 1995) images are considered to be among the greatest social documents of twentieth century Britain. Born in 1913 to a poor working class family in Blackfriars, London, Hardy rose to prominence through his distinctive photojournalistic style, working as chief photographer at the influential British photographic news magazine, Picture Post during the 1940s and 1950s. 
 
Hardy first established himself as a gifted war photographer with a portfolio that covered all aspects of conflict - from London air-raid shelters, to the D-Day landings, the liberation of Paris and the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

Stored for decades at his home, these rare black and white photos, drawn from his private collection of prints, were saved as keepsakes from his legendary career and are now on display for the very first time. The Photographers’ Gallery enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Bert Hardy throughout his life and continue to work exclusively with his Estate. The prints are priced from £2,500 +VAT.

Please find more information at The Photographers’ Gallery

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