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The Photographers Gallery – Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace

Offer details

£8.00 admission

Nearest Station

London Victoria

Offer Expires

31/12/2026

Location

W1F 7LW

Phone Number

0207 087 9300

Overview

Printed Paper Voucher Required

Exhibition dates: 23 February – 2 June.

Bert Hardy (1913-1995, London, UK) was an influential English press and documentary photographer known for his work for Picture Post magazine. Born into a working-class family in Blackfriars, Hardy was self-taught and worked as both a combat photographer and an advertising photographer during his illustrious career.

Discover the key moments in Hardy’s unparalleled career – from self-taught news and sports photographer, to serving combat cameraman, renowned Picture Post photojournalist and successful advertising entrepreneur. As well as historic material from his work for Britain’s leading photo-magazine, Picture Post, this retrospective includes photographs during his time in the Army Film and Photographic Unit, including imagery from the Blitz in London to the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and war in Southeast Asia. Hardy’s extensive social documentary work in mid-century Britain in cities including London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Belfast, Tyneside and Glasgow, alongside his travels across post-war Europe and the many conflicts he reported on will be shown.

A selection of material from Hardy’s archive, complemented by some of his lesser known colour work will also be displayed. The archive, now held by Cardiff University, includes press passes, correspondence, diaries and original publications, as well as camera equipment.

Image Credits:
1. Blackpool Railings, 1951. 2. Gorbals Boys, 1948. 3. Assault Craft, 1950. 4. Guinness Advert, 1949 Images provided by Getty Images Archive, home of the Picture Post collection, in support of Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace.

Opening Times

OFFER TIMES:
23 February – 2 June.

Monday – Wednesday and Saturday 10.00-18.00
Thursday – Friday 10.00-20.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00.

Free entry after 17.00 as part of TPG lates.

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.

 

Accessibility

Please check the website for details.

Offer details

£8.00 admission

Nearest Station

London Victoria

Offer Expires

31/12/2026

Location

W1F 7LW

Phone Number

0207 087 9300