Humphrey Spender (1910-2005), Photographer, artist and designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 15 portraits
Photojournalist and artist. He became established in the 1930s, taking photographs of housing conditions in London's East End. Spender travelled in Germany with Christopher Isherwood and designed the cover for Isherwood's book, Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Between 1937 and 1938, he worked for the Mass-Observation project, which aimed to record the lives of ordinary people. Spender took over 900 photographs in Bolton, a series called Worktown. He later joined the staff of Picture Post and served as an official photographer during the Second World War.
by Humphrey Spender
bromide print, circa 1935
On display at National Trust, Fenton House, London, UK, in the exhibition 'Hampsteads Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons'
Related PeopleMathilde Elizabeth Schuster (nee Weber) (grandmother)
(Edward) Harold Spender (father)
John Alfred Spender (uncle)
Lizzie Spender (niece)
Matthew Spender (nephew)
Michael Alfred Spender (brother)
Sir Stephen Harold Spender (brother)