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Young smokers, Southam Street, 1956 North Kensington
1956; (c. printed 1960)

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
36.0 × 24.3 cm (image) 37.8 × 25.2 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Accession Number
PH109-1990
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Herald & Weekly Times Limited, Fellow, 1990
© The Estate of Roger Mayne
Gallery location
Not on display
About

“There are two kinds of photographs. There’s the decisive moment and there’s the contrived photograph and I think contrived photography has come back rather. But the kind of photography I like is the decisive moment, and I think the power of photography is in this. I think – to paraphrase Susan Sontag – the fascination of photography is as a trace of an event that has actually happened.”
Roger Mayne