Class and Culture in Modern Britain

From BJP Online

The earliest photographs in the new exhibition at Beetles and Huxley gallery, London, are Bill Brandt’s and E.O. Hoppé’s studies of Britain’s interwar period, showing the idiosyncrasies of the British classes of the time, depicting miners, maids and gentlemen in their homes, on the streets, at work and leisure.

Coupled with this is Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic documentation of the crowds during the coronation of King George VI in 1937.

Picnic in the car park on Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse, June 2001.

Picnic In The Car Park On Derby Day At Epsom Downs Racecourse, June 2001 © Peter Dench

An Ideal for Living, Photographing Class, Culture and Identity in Modern Britain, is on show at Beetles and Huxley gallery, London, from 27 July – 17 September 2016. More information is available here.

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