Grace Robertson

Grace Robertson (English, b. 1930)

Robertson is a noted photojournalist. Knowing that few women in the 1950's held a career in photojournalism, Robertson found it necessary to work under the pseudonym Dick Muir. In 1950, Robertson was hired at The Picture Post, where she spent the majority of her career photographing post-war Britain. One of Robertson's most notable assignments was to photograph the Battersea Women's Pub outing. Grace followed the women as they sipped beer, danced in a conga line, and rode roller coasters.

Grace Robertson is married to fellow photojournalist Thurston Hopkins with whom she lives outside of London. She currently writes and gives lectures on the role of women in photography. In 1999, Robertson was awarded the Order of the British Empire, one of the country's highest honors.