A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Picture Post photographer Bert Hardy will be unveiled in Southwark, London on Sunday 12th October 2008.
The event will be open to the public. Bert’s widow Sheila Hardy and the Mayor of Southwark are expected to attend.
The cockney photographer was awarded the honour following a poll held by Southwark Council earlier this year.
Although Bert Hardy (1913-1995) travelled the world for the weekly magazine Picture Post some of his finest work was produced in Britain, notably the wonderful story Life in the Elephant (1949) about the poor Elephant and Castle district of London where Bert grew up.
Bert Hardy’s most famous images are of the two boys off on an errand in the Gorbals district of Glasgow and two women sitting on the railings at Blackpool – an image Hardy shot on the cheapest Box Brownie.
The Southwark Council blue plaque marking the birthplace of Hardy will be unveiled at The Priory, Webber Street, London SE1 0RF at 2:30pm on Sunday 12th October 2008. The Priory is next to The Bell Pub. Southwark is the nearest tube station.