September 2021

Fashion shoot

Picture Stories: The life and legacy of Picture Post

18 Sep 2021
Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
After Hours , Super Stage

Join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning Picture Stories documentary, followed by a Q&A with director Rob West, and two of the film's contributing photographers, Charlie Phillips and Peter Dench.

Britain’s best-selling magazine during WWII, Picture Post revolutionised the picture story magazine, showing Britain to the British in a fundamentally new way. Using the freedom of new camera technology, Picture Post’s photographers portrayed the lives of ordinary people, at home, on the street, unposed. Through its powerful picture stories, it helped to transform post-war Britain, and change the face of British photography. The remarkable story of this iconic magazine is told by its photographers, writers and editors, while leading contemporary photographers reflect on Picture Post’s extraordinary images and influence.

Charlie Phillips
Rob West
Peter Dench, Photojournalist