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50 years of British photography: from Twiggy to whaling

2018-04-27 11:21:36  source: [Reprint]  author:   editor: 斫子 Su Yuezhuo

The Association of Photographers, which represents the UK’s professional photographers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with AOP50, a retrospective of images curated by Zelda Cheatle. Here is a selection


Vogue, November 1961


Jean Shrimpton, 1963

The model became one of the faces of London in the Swinging Sixties
Photograph: Brian Duffy


Whale Hunting in Faroe Islands, 1966

Immediately controversial, this image was reproduced by anti-whaling organisations
Photograph: Adam Woolfitt


Twiggy, 1966

As a teenager in 60s London, Twiggy became one of the first supermodels
Photograph: Barry Lategan


The Pregnant Man, 1970

This image was used by the Family Planning Association in an advert that asked: ‘Would you be more careful if it was you that got pregnant?’ The face of model Denis Passingham was seen as critical for the ad’s success
Photograph: Alan Brooking


L’enfant, 1987

The image of model Adam Perry and two-week old baby Stelios became a bestseller in the 80s when it was published by Athena Posters
Photograph: Spencer Rowell


The Beauty Myth, 1988

The image featured on the cover of Naomi Wolf’s non-fiction book of the same name
Photograph: Clare Park


Dogs Watching Television, c1990

Photograph: Rolph Gobits


Julie, 1992

From Dossers, a series of photographs of homeless people in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and under Waterloo Bridge, London
Photograph: Ken Griffiths Estate/Michael Hoppen Gallery


Hong Kong, 1995

Born in Northern Ireland, photographer Max Forsythe moved to London in the 60s. ‘I have always extolled the virtues of colour in photography, even when it was deeply unfashionable’
Photograph: Max Forsythe


Portrait of Eve Arnold, 1997

The American photojournalist, who died in 2012
Photograph: David Eustace/Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd.


Nelson Mandela, 1997

The photographer, Jillian Edelstein, was born and grew up in South Africa and trained as a social worker before turning to photojournalism
Photograph: Jillian Edelstein


Sky 27

From the series Gymnasts, National Danish Gymnastic Team, 1998-2002
Photograph: Anderson & Low


Medic ‘Doc’ Old treats specialist Gutierrez, 2007

Gutierrez was injured during an attack by Taliban fighters on the Restrepo outpost, Korengal Valley, Kunar province, Afghanistan
Photograph: Tim Hetherington


Ofelea and the Flying Balloons

From the series Ofelea, 2009-10
Photograph: Vikram Kushwah


Shay, 2010

‘What’s special about this picture are the details. The tattoo mimics the Nike Swoosh on her shirt – and the cigarette, although not in focus, one imagines has a large line of ash on it, as if time has stopped. Her expression shows deep intensity and is focused on something ahead although the car is obviously stationary.’ Harry Hardie
Photograph: Laura Pannack


No 22, 2013, from Chemistry of Light

From a tinted ambrotype, c1890
Photograph: Tessa Traeger


Climate change and the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya, 2014

‘The flame line shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 1963, the year I was born. A long finger of ice extended over the ridge and down into the gully. The glacier has since receded about 275m’
Photograph: Simon Norfolk


Heavens, aged 10, and Aaisha, aged 11, 2015

From Being Inbetween, a series of portraits of girls aged between 10 and 12, exploring the transition between childhood and adulthood
Photograph: Carolyn Mendelshon


Jimi ‘The Quiff’ Phgura and his Chevy Impala, 2015

Portrait from the series Drive
Photograph: Amit and Naroop


A Fresh Perspective, 2016

This photograph of a transporter ship docked in Middlesbrough was shot from a drone
Photograph: Andy Green


Sisters Hattie and Charlotte, 2017

From the on-going project Our Human Condition
Photograph: Paul Wenham-Clarke

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