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Paul Foot (1937-2004), Writer and journalist

Paul Mackintosh Foot

Sitter in 6 portraits
Writer and journalist, Foot was educated at Shrewsbury School and at Oxford University where he contributed to Mesopotamia. Foot adopted a far-left political view as a journalist for the Glasgow Daily Record and following a short period working for the Sun and the Sunday Telegraph joined the Private Eye team full-time in 1967. Alongside that of Claud Cockburn, Foot's investigative journalism was published under 'Footnotes' and counterbalanced the magazine's sharp satire. Foot worked for the Socialist Worker (1972-8) and the Daily Mirror (1979-91) before re-joining the staff of Private Eye under the editorship of Ian Hislop.

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'Private Eye'

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
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Private Eye

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1972
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Paul Foot

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1965
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Paul Foot

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1965
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The Staff of Private Eye, 1965

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
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Private Eye

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, May 1965
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