|Roger Mayne, Girl Jiving, 1957|
"Roger Mayne... might be thought of as England's Robert Frank". So wrote Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz in Bystander: A History of Street Photography (p192). High praise indeed for a photographer whose work is probably far less well known that it deserves to be. Mayne will principally be remembered for his wonderful pictures of children and teenagers in London in the 1950s and 60s - subject matter which might suggest an affinity more with Helen Levitt than Robert Frank. Whichever, Mayne was his own man and a great photographer: his high-contrast pictures of a now lost post-war England of bomb-sites and poor housing are proof of that.
Read an obituary by Amanda Hopkinson.
|Roger Mayne, Goalie, Brindley Road, off Harrow Road, 1956|
|Roger Mayne, Girl on the Steps, St Stephens Gardens, W2, 1957|
|Roger Mayne, Black and White Boys, 1959|
|Roger Mayne, Boys Smoking, Portland Road, North Kensington, 1956|
|Roger Mayne, Footballers, Southam Street, 1958|
|Roger Mayne, Crowd, Cup Tie - Arsenal v Liverpool, 1963|
|Roger Mayne, Portrait of Gillian Ayres, 1960|
|Roger Mayne, Children in a Bus, Calangute, Goa, 1994|
|Roger Mayne, Iidibashi, Tokyo, 1986|
|Roger Mayne, Man and Shop Window, Paris, 1993|