The photography of being English – Bill Brandt
What is “englishness”, how could it be defined visually?
British photographer Bill Brandt did just that – recording and developing just what it was to be English in the mid-twentieth century.
Francis Bacon Primrose Hill, London 1963
Dancing the Lambeth Walk, London 1939
Eaton Place Nude, London 1951
Parlormaid and under-parlourmad ready to serve diner, about 1935