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Nigel Henderson

(1917—1985) artist and photographer


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(1917–85), British photographer and teacher. Originally a student of biology, Henderson began to produce paintings and collages in the late 1930s, turning to photography only after wartime service as a pilot and subsequent studies at the Slade School of Art. Documentary photography in east London (1949–52) and involvement in the beginnings of Pop art preceded his first major one-man show (1961). His willingness to experiment led to the creation of photograms, the manipulation of negatives, and the painting of prints. Between 1965 and 1982 he twice served as head of photography at Norwich School of Art.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.


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