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Maidens in Waiting
Bert Hardy, ‘Maidens in Waiting’, 1951
Maidens in Waiting

After writing an article for an amateur photography magazine claiming that photographers did not need expensive equipment to create good photographs, Hardy staged a carefully posed photograph of two women sitting on the railings of Blackpool’s promenade using a Kodak Box Brownie in 1951. This photograph has since gone on to become an iconic image of post-war Britain.

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