Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton, 1980
Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton, 1980
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Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton, 1980

Ted West

£50.00

With their suit and jacket, socks and knee-length skirt, this older couple – soaking up the bank holiday sunshine on Brighton beach – could be from the 1950s. In fact, this photograph was taken in August 1980. The career of press photographer Ted West, who went by the grander-sounding E Hamilton West, spanned over 40 years, the last 26 of which were spent at the Guardian. He covered late 20th century Britain in all its guises: skinheads, Ugandan Asian immigrants, politicians from Tony Benn to Mo Mowlam, a car bomb in Whitehall – even Abba. West, who died in 2011, started his working life using plate cameras and glass negatives, and ended it using early digital photography.
Words: Hannah Booth

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