Legendary press photographer Bert Hardy is one of eleven nominees in Southwark Council’s 2007 Blue Plaque awards.
The Criterion and Picture Post photographer became famous for documenting the blitz and the D-day landings, as well as becoming Lord Mountbatten’s personal photographer. Hardy died in 1995 at the age of 82.
Previous recipients of the Blue Plaque have included Sir Michael Caine, Secrets and Lies actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste and the Rose Theatre.
The scheme which is now in its sixth year aims to honour and recognise people and places of significance within the London borough and is decided by a public vote.
This year’s vote closes on February 29, 2008. Details on how to vote can be found here.