Roger Mayne

Girl about to do a handstand, Kensal Road (Southham St series), 1957

Framed gelatin silver print, printed 1984


Signed and dated on recto; signed, dated, numbered, and titled on verso
Image size: 7.3 x 10.7 inches (18.2 x 27.2 cm)
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Roger Mayne 1929 –2014 was an English photographer, best known for his documentation of the children of Southam Street, London. Self-taught, he was passionate about photographing what he knew – most famously, inner London. His skill in absorbing the radicalism of post-second world war “humanitarian photography” and interpreting it with artistic vision established him as one of the 20th century’s leading photographers. Children feature frequently in both his rural and urban imagery: Mayne was dedicated to the whole subject of childhood. He worked closely with the pioneering sociologists Peter and Iona Opie, for whom he documented children at work and in the playground. This print is beautifully mounted and framed in a black wood frame. Outside frame dimensions are 44 x 53  x 3.5 cm. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping.
This work is part of our exhibition “Seen Not Heard: Photographs of Children 1865-2023”. This special exhibition is in aid of children; a percentage of the sale price for each print sold (varying between 10% and 100% f or each print) will be donated to Save the Children Fund, a registered charity in England and Wales (2130890), Scotland (SC039570) and Isle of Man (199). Please see exhibition catalogue for detail.


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