Cecil Beaton - war photographer


OldTaffy

Link Posted 29/07/2012 - 12:23
Some folks might be interested in an exhibition of Cecil Beaton's wartime photographs, to be displayed at the Imperial War Museum (London) from 6 September 2012 until 1 January 2013. "Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War"

We remember him as a 'glamour photographer' whose portraits of royalty and celebrities were published in the glossy mags of the time. There is an interesting article about his war-time career, including a spell as an official photographer with the Ministry of Information, in the latest issue of "Despatches", the newsletter for the Friends of the IWM. Unfortunately this is not readable on-line. I have written to the Editor to ask if it would be possible for "Despatches" to be made available on-line. I'll let you know if this becomes possible.

Martin
A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.
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