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"Between 1937 and 1938 Humphrey Spender took over 900 pictures of Bolton at the request of Tom Harrisson, one of the founders of the Mass-Observation project. Humphrey Spender's "Worktown" photographs offer a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary people living and working in a British pre-War industrial town."

Spender also pioneered the use of 35mm film on a then small format Leica camera. This alone makes his work stand out of the ordinary.


To see a larger selection of images and for more information visit the Humphrey Spender's Worktown website at http:/​/​boltonworktown.​co.​uk

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Street scene

Street scene

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Spender mill girl

Spender mill girl

Humphrey Spender

Humphrey Spender

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Spender pub scene