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.
Bill Brandt Francis Bacon Primrose Hill London

Francis Bacon Primrose Hill, London 1963

Bill Brandt Dancing the Lambeth Walk, London 1939

Dancing the Lambeth Walk, London 1939

Bill Brandt, Eaton Place Nude, London 1951

Eaton Place Nude, London 1951

Bill Brandt, Parlormaid and under-parlourmad ready to serve diner, about 1935

Parlormaid and under-parlourmad ready to serve diner, about 1935

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