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Capturing Real People doing Real Things
1900 – 1950s Britain through film, photographs and advertising.
By Howard Smith
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
A nostalgic and far-reaching exploration of the photojournalism of people covering the years 1930 -1950. Within the living memory of many it will feature the many changes that have taken place in creativity and behaviour. It looks at the past and what influenced those changes.
There are many film clips from Edwardian, Soviet and 1930’s documentaries including Night Mail with the poetry of WH Auden and music by Benjamin Britten. The Nuremburg Nazi Rally, and the iconic 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. These films were the work of Hitler’s film-maker Leni Riefenstahl and featured in the journalism of Picture Post. The newsreels and advertising of the early 1950’s lead up to the 1951 Festival of Britain.
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