Grace Robertson

"A Sympathetic Eye" Signed

Robertson focuses on post-war Britain and the oposition to the modernization that took place 1939-45. She depicts the importance of community and the vivacity of the community-based culture like nothing else of the time. Robertson, who became a photojournalist at a time when the medium was being challenged by television, reflects the urgency of the new medium in her photographs. Her style of the early 1950s was constituted of sets and series rather than of the composed single picture which had been photojournalism's stock in trade up to then. 


Brighton University Press, 2002, paperback, 132 pages.