Bert Hardy: Picture Post Legend – Getty Images Gallery

Until 5th October, 2013

Bert Hardy. Spanish Dancer 1954 © Bert Hardy/Getty Images

Bert Hardy – Spanish Dancer 1954 © Bert Hardy/Getty Images 

Getty Images Gallery 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

Opening Hours:  Monday – Friday: 10am – 5.30pm, Saturday: 12 – 5.30pm

 (Closed 24th -26th August due to the Bank Holiday)

Admission: Free

For Further Information: 020 7291 5380

Getty Images Gallery opened it’s doors on the 14th of August to reveal the work of acclaimed photographer, Bert Hardy. 2013 sees the double anniversary of the photographer, which would have been Hardy’s 100th Birthday and 75 years since the first issue of the respected Picture Post magazine was released,  for which he is inextricably linked.

Born 100 years ago this year, Hardy is probably the best known of all the Picture Post photographers. His stories cover situations as diverse as the Korean War, the Portuguese rice harvest, fashion on the French Riviera, Italian immigrants in Britain, and the Chinese invasion of Tibet. Today, his images are still widely used in all contexts from editorial features to interior decor. The images are classic, timeless and transcend territorial and language barriers thanks to Hardy’s ability to capture the essence of every story.

“Our unique access to some of the world’s most rare and iconic images has allowed us to create this stunning exhibition. We are thrilled to offer the public better insight into the remarkable world of Bert Hardy and Picture Post and are hugely proud of this particular collection.” Louise Garczewska, Director, Getty Images Gallery

First published 75 years ago in October 1938, Picture Post broke new ground for magazines, selling 750,000 copies within six hours of hitting the newsstands. Photographers worked alongside writers and layouts were picture-driven, changing attitudes towards magazine design and content forever. The wide-ranging coverage of domestic and international stories became essential reading, informing the public through both words and pictures.

Hardy’s original contact sheets and negatives were meticulously researched to uncover work which was never published in the magazine and which may never have been printed before. The main exhibition reveals the extraordinary versatility expected of Picture Post photographers as well as the final section showcasing some of Hardy’s more familiar images which still remain bestsellers today!

Information: Getty Images Gallery

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