Nigel Henderson

Gillian Alexander at play, Chisenhale Road

c.1950

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Artist
Nigel Henderson 1917–1985
Medium
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 188 × 240 mm
Frame: 425 × 528 × 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Gift Eric and Louise Franck London Collection 2014
Reference
P14662

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In 1945, Henderson moved to Bethnal Green in east London. Having received no formal training in photography, he took to the streets with a borrowed Leica camera. His images around this area capture the daily lives of local people, and the experience of living in an urban environment. He referred to his technique as a form of ‘reportage’ or documentary photography.

Gallery label, April 2019

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