(1899–1988), British photographer, active in Liverpool. He took a correspondence course in photography while on military service in India in 1917, and eventually became Liverpool's leading portraitist, retiring in 1965. He also took documentary photographs of the city, the best known of which was Birth of the Ark Royal (1950). The house at 59 Rodney Street that he occupied from 1948 was acquired by the National Trust, and opened to the public in 2004. Hardman left a hoard of photographic equipment, documents, and nearly 150,000 images.
From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Photography and Photographs.