Buy a classic Guardian photograph: bank holiday Monday, Brighton, August 1980

Bank holiday Monday, Brighton

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, not 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.
Hannah Booth

Buy your exclusive print here

£50, including free delivery

Photographs are 30x40cm and presented on museum-grade, fine-art paper stocks, with archival standards guaranteeing quality for 100+ years. All editions are printed and quality-checked by experts at theprintspace, the UK’s leading photo and fine-art print provider.

Artworks are dispatched via Royal Mail and delivered within three to five working days. theprintspace takes great care in packaging your artwork, with a no-quibble satisfaction guarantee should you be unhappy in any way. Global shipping is available.

Email: | Phone: 0207 324 7103 (Lines open 10am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday)


READ  Gerard Unger obituary


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here