Observing the nation and the way we live

Ian Berry exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery
Ian Berry exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery

Lucy Bell Gallery in St Leonards next week presents The English by renowned photographer Ian Berry.

The show from October 20 - January 9 includes work never before seen or published. ‘The English’ was commissioned by the Arts Council and published as a book for which he photographed the English at work and play between 1974-75. ‘The English’ is a sensitive and highly personal exploration of England and english life from the perspective of a Magnum photographer who grew up in the North of England, but spent a substantial part of his life abroad. Berry made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and Drum magazine. He was invited by Henri Cartier-Bresson to join Magnum Photos in 1962 when he was based in Paris.