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Nigel Henderson: An Independent Eye

Explore Nigel Henderson's experiments with photography and his documentary of the East End

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With insights from Professor Victoria Walsh and the current residents of the artist's former home, this film explores the work and life of photographer Nigel Henderson (1917–1985), showing how he documented the streetlife and landscape of the East End in the 1940s and 50s whilst also experimenting with photographic form through 'stressed' photographs and enlarging objects.

The photographs in Tate Archive provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the artist, who, despite his close relations with Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton and Francis Bacon and his involvement in the Independent Group, has remained largely invisble in the history of British art.

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