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Humphrey Spender

Humphrey Spender was born in 1910 and is a photographer, painter, architect, designer and mural painter. He was a famous Fleet Street photographer and worked for the magazine 'Picture Post' under the nickname 'Lensman'. Spender became a member of the Mass Observation movement, taking photos of daily life in working class communities. His most famous photographs are of Bolton, given the name 'Worktown' by the sociologists and photographers who made a record of life there.

Spender travelled to Ashington in 1934 and we have included a small selection of his photos from this trip. The Humphrey Spender images are reproduced courtesy of Bolton Museum & Art Gallery, Bolton MBC, and are held in their Fine Art collection.

We have very little details about the people and places he photographed but if you have any further information about these photos or their subjects, please contact us.
 
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