Frederick Wilfred: London Photographs 1957-62

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Frederick Wilfred: London Photographs 1957-62
© Frederick J Wilfred, courtesy of the Museum of London
'Battersea Power Station' by Frederick J Wilfred
This display showcases one of London's unsung photographic talents, Frederick Wilfred (1925-2010). Wilfred's black-and-white images of the capital document the daily lives of Londoners in the period between post-war austerity and the Swinging Sixties, revealing a society slowly emerging from the effects of war. Among the 15 works on show are shots of Twickenham Lido, street sweepers and new vendors, along with Battersea Power Station with smoke pouring from all four of its chimneys. Wilfred was a professional photographer who specialised in portraiture but, from the late-1950s until the mid-1960s, made a series of documentary photos of London street life. The Museum of London acquired his archive of 134 street images in 2011.

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