Bill Brandt* (1904-1983)

06.02.2011 in00:19 in Old Masters, People -->


Bill Brandt has been commemorated with a coveted blue plaque. The English Heritage scheme brings attention to the places where disinguished men or women have lived. This is the first time that a 20th century British photographer has been acknowledged in this way.

Bill Brandt was one of the acknowledged masters of 20th century photography. Taken as a whole, his work constitutes one of the most varied and vivid social documents of Great Britain, producing a body of photographic works that range from stark realism and social comment to pure abstraction and surrealism.