Piccadilly Circus, c 1900.

Martin, Paul

 
Piccadilly Circus, c 1900.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

A photograph by Paul Martin taken around 1900 of the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, London. Pedestrians on a bright, sunny day hurry past flower and newspaper sellers. Alfred Gilbert's statue, 'Eros', actually representing the Angel Charity, was erected in 1892 as a memorial to Lord Shaftesbury. A man on the left holds a poster which says 'Splendid Batting', presumably referring to cricket. Paul Martin is regarded as a pioneer of photo journalism. In 1892 he bought a 'Facile' - a popular hand camera made by Fallowfield of London. With his camera disguised as a leather case, he was able to work unobserved, taking the candid photographs of daily life which are recognised as his greatest work.

© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society

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