EPUK Editorial Photographers United Kingdom and Ireland. The private mailing list and public resource for editorial photographers

October unveiling for Hardy Blue Plaque

A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Picture Post Photographer
Bert Hardy will be unveiled in Southwark, London on Sunday 12th October 2008.

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.

The Life and Times of Albert Hardy on Photo Histories www.photohistories.com/

EPUK is discussing:

Copyright infringements abroad and how to manage themDACS Payback - againAerial Photography by Jonathan WebbPhotographing in public places - where/when/is it allowed?

What is EPUK?

EPUK is an email group for professional editorial photographers who want to talk business. We don’t do techie stuff or in-crowd gossip. We don’t talk cameras or computers. What we talk about are the nuts and bolts of being in business - like copyright, licensing, fees and insurance.

Donate to EPUK

EPUK is run on a not-for-profit basis, funded solely by advertising, donations and hosting other lists. You can make a donation to EPUK through Paypal here:

Donate Now with PayPal

Site content is © original authors. To reproduce any content on this website, contact editor@epuk.org who will put you in touch with the copyright holder. You can read our privacy policy. Any advice given on this site is not intended to replace professional advice, and EPUK and its authors accept no liability for loss or damage arising from any errors or omissions. EPUK is not responsible for third party content, such as epuk.org adverts, other websites linked to from epuk.org, or comments added to articles by visitors.