Hexham on Tyne: a one-man street band

1950

Hardy, Bert
Bert Hardy, a prolific photographer for the Picture Post, was one of the great photo-journalists of the 1940s and 50s. He was self-taught and began his career contributing to the Illustrated London News and Tatler. His photographs of deprived areas such as the Gorbals in Glasgow and Elephant and Castle in south London portray his subjects in a sympathetic and compassionate light. 'I was completely self-taught, chiefly by trial and error on an old plate camera. It was when I got my first 35mm camera - a Leica - that my photographic talent emerged, but from the beginning I did photographic sequences, now known as photo-journalism.'
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  • Material description: Silver bromide print
  • Credit line: © the estate of the artist.
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACP 0193

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