Picture Post was Britain's best-selling weekly magazine during the 1940s and early 50s. Through its picture stories, Picture Post pioneered a completely new approach to the portrayal of British life, and in doing so helped to shape modern British photography.
This feature-length documentary will explore that revolution through the eyes of some of Britain's leading documentary and street photographers, and through archive interviews with Picture Post photographers, writers and editors.
The screening will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A with Director Rob West and Photographer Nick Turpin in discussion with Vaughan Smith, Founder of Frontline Club.
MODERATOR: Founder of The Frontline Club Charitable Trust
Vaughan Smith founded the Frontline Club in London in 2003 as an institution to champion independent journalism. During the 1990’s he ran Frontline Television News, an agency that represented the interests of freelance video journalists. Since 1988 Vaughan has filmed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo and elsewhere, including the only uncontrolled footage of the Gulf War in 1991 while disguised for two months as a British Army officer.
Rob West is an independent filmmaker. His first feature-length documentary, “Tales from the Two Puddings”, about the legendary Two Puddings pub in Stratford, East London, won the 2017 UVFF Best Documentary Award. He has produced and directed a number of short documentaries in London, Bangladesh, East Africa and Cambodia, exploring the stories of communities in unique environments.
Nick Turpin is a British street photographer and advertising and design photographer. He is based in London and near Lyon, France.
Turpin established the first international collective of street photographers, In-Public, in 2000, and was a member until 2018. His work has been published in his own book, On The Night Bus (2016) and in various survey publications, as well as being included in a number of group exhibitions. He publishes through Nick Turpin Publishing, makes short films, and gives workshops on street photography