© Nigel Henderson/Tate Gallery
Another of the small shows that I happened upon was one in the basement archives of Tate Britain showing the work of Nigel Henderson. The Tate holds his archive of approximately 3000 photographs, made between the late 1940s to the mid 1950s in Bethnal Green, around London’s East End and the jazz scene in Soho. I wasn’t familiar with his work before, but these were beautiful.
Letter from Eduardo Paolozzi to Nigel Henderson
— 20 September 1949
In this letter Paolozzi details the photographic enlarger that he would bring back from Paris as a gift for Henderson. (No way around the shadow, I’m afraid.)