Friday, 18 May 2012
A selection of previously unseen images of London taken by unsung photographic talent
Frederick Wilfred go on display at the Museum of London next month.
Capturing the British capital when it was emerging from post-war austerity into the
swinging Sixties, the black and white images are remarkable documents of city life.
Although little known, Wilfred (1925-2010) was a professional photographer specialising
in portraiture, for which he won numerous awards.
His style contains something of the nostalgic charm familiar to post-Second World War
Some viewers might recognise Twickenham Lido (long since closed, pictured above), the
corner of Edgware Road tube and the iconic Battersea Power Station pouring smoke from
all four chimneys.
There is little documentation to accompany the images and curator Francis Marshall is
requesting anyone who recognises and unknown place or person to email
The exhibition of Wilfred’s work will form part of the London Festival of Photography.
Click here or on “View Gallery” for a picture preview
Frederick Wilfred: London Photographs 1957-62, 16 June to 8 July 2012, Museum of
London, www.museumoflondon.org.uk; for more about the London Festival of