Thursday, August 11, 2016

20 Black and White Photographs Captured Street Scenes of London in 1975

Chris Steele-Perkins is a British photographer and member of Magnum Photos. He was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1947 to a British father and a Burmese mother; but his father left his mother and took the boy to England at the age of two.

He went to Christ's Hospital and for one year studied chemistry at the University of York before leaving for a stay in Canada. Returning to Britain, he joined the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he served as photographer and picture editor for a student magazine.

After graduating in psychology in 1970 he started to work as a freelance photographer, specializing in the theatre, while he also lectured in psychology.

By 1971, Steele-Perkins had moved to London and become a full-time photographer, with particular interest in urban issues, including poverty. In 1975, Steele-Perkins joined the Exit Photography Group with the photographers Nicholas Battye and Paul Trevor.

These interesting black and white photographs below were taken by Steele-Perkins, documented street life of London in 1975.

Drum majorettes.

Watching Notting Hill Carnival.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Children and dog watching Punch and Judy show.

Brockwell Park. Fancy dress contest.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Street festival, Camden Town.

Football targets.

Street festival in Camden.

Brockwell Park.

Grounds of Lambeth Palace.

Man being sick.

Hackney festival.

Community party in Brixton.

Pearly Kings.

Dog show in Brockwell Park.

Pub crawl in covent Garden.

(Images: © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos)

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