Unknown Bown 1947–1967
Photography by Jane Bown, The Observer's photographer
First edition, first printing. Card covers. 24 × 24cm, 100pp .
"The Observer" published its first Jane Bown photograph in December 1949, beginning a romance between Britain's oldest Sunday paper and the country's most loved photographer that still flourishes. By 1980, she was renowned enough for the National Portrait Gallery to hold a one-person exhibition of her work and there have been no fewer than seven published collections of her photographs. This first ever collection of Bown's non-portraiture stretches back to her student days and includes many previously unpublished and some previously unseen images. It stands as a fascinating insight into Bown's development as an artist, and reveals a breadth to her talents that will surprise and energise all lovers of her work. The many set pieces capture history in the making with their instinctive drama.
Very good condition, with a little tanning to the page edges.