Bill Brandt, ‘Northumbrian miner at his evening meal’, 1937, Phillips
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Bill Brandt

Northumbrian miner at his evening meal, 1937

Gelatin silver print, printed 1979-1980, mounted.
13 3/5 × 11 2/5 in
34.5 × 29 cm
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Bill Brandt
British, 1904–1983
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Throughout a career that encompassed a wide variety of subjects and printing styles, British photographer Bill Brandt enabled viewers to see the world with, as he put it, “a sense of wonder.” He began his career as an assistant to Man Ray in Paris, where he discovered the work of Eugène Atget and Hungarian photographer Brassaï. Upon returning to England, he became known for his incisive documentary work, including his landmark series “The English at Home”, and, later, revealing images of London under siege during the Blitz of WWII. After the war, he turned his focus to the human body, using unusual perspectives to transform flesh into abstract landscapes. Unlike his famous contemporaries like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brandt experimented freely with artificial light, cropping, and photomontage. “Photography is not a sport,” he said. “It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried.”

Bill Brandt, ‘Northumbrian miner at his evening meal’, 1937, Phillips
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This lot is sold with No Reserve

Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Please note that this lot is exhibited in a stock frame and is therefore sold unframed.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed in ink on the mount.
Bill Brandt
British, 1904–1983
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Throughout a career that encompassed a wide variety of subjects and printing styles, British photographer Bill Brandt enabled viewers to see the world with, as he put it, “a sense of wonder.” He began his career as an assistant to Man Ray in Paris, where he discovered the work of Eugène Atget and Hungarian photographer Brassaï. Upon returning to England, he became known for his incisive documentary work, including his landmark series “The English at Home”, and, later, revealing images of London under siege during the Blitz of WWII. After the war, he turned his focus to the human body, using unusual perspectives to transform flesh into abstract landscapes. Unlike his famous contemporaries like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brandt experimented freely with artificial light, cropping, and photomontage. “Photography is not a sport,” he said. “It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried.”

Bill Brandt

Northumbrian miner at his evening meal, 1937

Gelatin silver print, printed 1979-1980, mounted.
13 3/5 × 11 2/5 in
34.5 × 29 cm
Bidding closed
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