Henry Grant: London Street photographer

By other museum staff on 15 Aug 2011

From the early 1950s through to the 1980s the photographer Henry Grant was out documenting the everyday lives and experiences of Londoners. He was a freelance photographer by trade but between assignments he would take pictures of the people of London. His photographs offer a window into the real lives of Londoners over four decades. His work starts with an austere post war London and includes his interest in demonstrations, immigrant communities, the rise of youth culture and children at play. The Exploring 20th Century London project, which has over 300 of his pictures online, has made this audio slideshow (click […]

Iconic images now licensed as greeting cards

By john joyce on 12 May 2011

Our Licensing Manager, Harriet Berry, shares further details of some the images from our collection recently licensed as greeting cards, on sale not only at our museums but around the country. Today the focus is on iconic London photographer Henry Grant There are nine iconic Henry Grant images in the new licensed greetings card collection, including those pictured here. Henry Grant (1907 – 2004) was a London based photographer who started to work for a  news agency on Fleet Street in the 1940’s and pursued a career as a photojournalist. He was particularly skilled at capturing spontaneous moments of London life. In […]