Malcolm Revill; Roger Mayne

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Malcolm Revill; Roger Mayne

by John Deakin
vintage bromide print, 1957
11 7/8 in. x 14 in. (303 mm x 356 mm)
Purchased with help from the Dr Clementine Wheeler Bequest, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG P994

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  • John Deakin (1912-1972), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

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This photograph shows Roger Mayne in Addison Place, London W11, with one of his befriended subjects, Malcolm Revill, against a grafittied wall. Mayne's project to photograph the people of nearby Southam Street lasted for five years, in which time he won the respect and trust of his subjects, helping him to capture their uninhibited interactions. Deakin was, like Mayne, interested in capturing London street life.

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Harold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.

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