Margaret Bourke White
Henri Cartier Bresson
David Douglas Duncan
Philip Jones Griffiths
David 'Chim' Seymour
W Eugene Smith
BERT HARDY Picture Post September 28th 1940 - THE EAST END AT WAR
The Blitz began on 7th September 1940 when the Luftwaffe turned it's attention to London. The docks and warehouses along the Thames were major targets and Stepney in the East End bore much of the brunt of that bombing.
Bert Hardy walked the streets of Stepney, recording the devastation caused by the bombing. The important overiding message of his images and the editorial slant was of life going on as normal. Bert Hardy, after his pre-war experience of "laid on" pictures, worried that photgraphs like that of the woman sewing in the bombed out shop window, wouldn't look real enough.