Jane Bown (1925-2014) went by the mantra that ‘photographers should neither be seen nor heard’ but the late Observer photographer used her unassuming personality and unobtrusive style to get close to some of the biggest names and events of the twentieth century. Two hundred of her best shots are brought together in a new monograph, including portraits of the Queen, The Beatles and Björk. You'll also see ace examples of her lesser-known street photography, including images of London, its inhabitants and visitors picked from Bown's stellar six-decade career.
‘Jane Bown: A Lifetime of Looking’ is published by Faber & Faber.
US Artists for Peace Demo, Trafalgar Square, 1971
American Tourists, 1968
Gypsy Children, Burned-Out Tram, early '60s
Crowns, Buckingham Palace, 1958
Earl's Court, London, 1960
Embankment, Family on Bench, 1963
Gay Pride Demo, 1977
Royal Academy, 1964
Temple Station, London, 1963
Tiller Girls, 1962
More of London in photos
Columbia Road in Tower Hamlets is a photographer’s dream – so much so that, come every Sunday, you can barely hear the cockney hollering over the clicking of DSLR shutters. The road and its flower market are the subject of the latest lovely book from Hoxton Mini Press, the publisher that's previously showcased everything from lido swimmers to people stuck in traffic.
What would London be without its beloved boozers? They're the places you can call a home from home, where you can meet friends, take the stress of the day away and revel into the early hours. Photographer Jan Klos has spent the last year capturing the people who make east London’s pubs so special.