is still a very new medium and everything must be tried
and dared... photography has no rules. It is not a sport.
It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved."
So said Bill Brandt. Having apprenticed to Man Ray, Brandt
originally began his career working as a photojournalist
on assignment. His photography was a singular and idiosyncratic
mixture of straight reportage with a consistent, if subtle,
streak of strangeness - the legacy of surrealism. He would
eventually turn from “straight” photography, so dominant
in the post-war culture of the time, towards abstracted
images in which figures were distorted or wide-angle lenses
used. Highly respected for the intensity and power of his
images, Brandt is considered one of the preeminent photographers
to have emerged in England.