January 13, 2016
Roger Mayne’s photographs of 1950s London are an observant societal study of a city in transition.
January 11, 2016
His pictures of children at play and amid rubble-strewn lots and graffiti-covered walls are portraits of resilience
December 11, 2015
Roger Mayne (1929-2014) was a major British photographer of the postwar era.
December 1, 2015
The London Roger Mayne encountered in the mid-1950s was beat up and bombed out, but as his images prove, still full of life.
June 25, 2012
Mayne is wonderfully alert to the skittering dynamics of children at play and their unself-conscious grace while at rest.Read More
May 29, 2012
“My approach is visual rather than storytelling—I am a documentary rather than a journalistic photographer,” he said. “I have always had a habit of seeing and looking.”Read More
November 12, 2007
One of the greatest living British photographers, Mayne is best known for his pictures of working-class children playing and hanging about on London's gritty Southam Street, made between 1956 and 1961.Read More
November 1, 2007
Roger Mayne (born 1929) is one of the few important British photographers of the last half of the 20th century.Read More
June 2, 2004
Mayne's genius, like Levitt's, was his ability to freeze spontaneity without sapping its spirit.Read More
May 17, 2004
The pictures recall William Klein's and Helen Levitt's American street photography from the same years; Mayne was just as much a master of the decisive moment.Read More
April 16, 2004
Images of working class Londoners and children playing soccer in the street convey a sense of immediacy.Read More