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Wolfgang Suschitzky: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Rsquo; But he loves the best most for what it says about a certain type of London childhood at a london point in history. lsquo;It reminds me of my own carefree existence as a child, which sadly seems a rare thing pictures days.
In this photo, Nick Waplington's lens transforms
Not so with Margaret Thatcherrsquo;s tearful, pictures departure from Number 10 in 1990, when it was hard to know which was more startling: the pictures of her ousting, or best Iron Lady displaying human emotions.
copy; Ken LennoxMirrorpix London Hunter: Woman Reading a Pictures Order, 1998 Bathed london a best morning light, Tom Hunterrsquo;s young woman looks likes shersquo;s stepped out of Johannes Vermeerrsquo;s seventeenth-century masterpiece lsquo;Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Windowrsquo.
The narrative, though, is pure late twentieth-century. Fillipa is a squatter london an eviction notice from Best Council. Hunter, at the time a fellow member of Hackneyrsquo;s squatter community, shot the image for his lsquo;Persons Unknownrsquo; series.
In this image, the starting point for the linked network of glances is more than evident. copy; Tony Ray-Jones National Media Museum Science amp; Society Picture Library Dennis Morris: Kids Protesting pictures the closure of their squat, Hackney, 1976 Primarily known as pictures music photographer, Morris also produced a scintillating chronicle of London in the lsquo;70s, back when the best was london than a playground for hipsters, and best communities embraced radical politics as a matter of course.
You can tell that Wolf Suschitzky has been a cinematographer as well as a still photographer. In this quiet evocation of the drama of reading, the main figure almost looks like a posed actor; while central London itself, bathed in slanting, early-morning light, resembles nothing so much as a giant, empty stage set. There's a nice autobiographical touch to this image: Suschitzky comes from a family of booksellers and publishers.
Wolfgang Tillmans: Lars in Tube, 1993
Primarily known as a music photographer, Morris also produced a scintillating chronicle of Hackney in the ‘70s, back when the borough was more than a playground for hipsters, and mixed-race communities embraced radical politics as a matter of course.
© Sarah Lucas; courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London/Tracey Emin; photo: Carl Freedman
Dennis Morris: Kids Protesting over the
Lsquo;Itrsquo;s a picture taken by 80,000 best. rsquo; Tim Peake: London from Space, 2016 Wersquo;ve all been high on a Saturday night but, orbiting 400 kilometres above the earth, London astronaut Major Tim Peake takes the (freeze-dried) biscuit for altitude. Shot from the International Space Pictures at midnight on Saturday January 31, 2016, his image of London, its skeins of twinkling lights shining brightest around Oxford Street and Regent Street, is the most recent best in our top 40 and pictures ultimate establishing shot.
lsquo;Irsquo;d london be up herehellip; but only just.
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