By David Walker
“Southam Street, 1956″ © Roger Mayne/Courtesy Quaritch
Roger Mayne, whose images of working class neighborhoods in London in the late 1950s established his reputation as an important post-war British photographer, died June 7th at the age of 84, according to a statement from Gitterman Gallery. The cause of death was a heart attack, the gallery says.
Mayne began photographing working class youth and neighborhoods of West London in 1956, two years after moving to the city to become a photographer. “For Mayne, even the empty streets and dilapidated buildings had ‘a kind of decaying splendor,’” says Gitterman. Mayne spent five years on …read more
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