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British press photographer, Bert Hardy, was born into a working class family in Blackfriars, London in 1913. The eldest son of seven children, Hardy left school at the young age of 14 to begin earning money working in a chemists shop which also processed photographs. Hardys first break came when he managed to photograph King George V and Queen Mary as they passed through his borough in a carriage. The young photographer was able to sell 200 small prints of his shot, and use the success to buy his first Leica with which he went on to freelance for The Bicycle magazine.

In 1941 Hardy joined the increasingly respected Picture Post, becoming the magazines chief photographer after just a few months. He later served as a military photographer from 1942-46, taking par...

Francoise Sagan - Bert Hardy

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Francoise Sagan, 1955

Silver gelatin print
36.5 x 27.2 cms
(14.34 x 10.69 in)

Price: £1250

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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