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Clive Limpkin

8th March, 2009

For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.

In 1972, his book, ‘The Battle of Bogside,’ (published by Penguin), showing three years of fighting in Northern Ireland won the Robert Capa Gold Medal from Life magazine ‘for superlative photography requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad.’ (His photograph of the first topless girl to appear in The Sun, however, has failed to receive any official recognition).

As you can see from this small selection above, including Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, King Nasser of Egypt’s funeral, the Banking Crisis in the 1970’s and troubles in Northern Ireland, not much has changed, To view a much larger selection of his photography and writings, visit his site www.clivelimpkin.com


Idi Amin

For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.

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jacques-henri lartigue

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986) was a French photographer and painter.
Born in Courbevoie (a city outside of Paris) to a wealthy family, he is most famous for his stunning photos of automobile races, planes and fashionable Parisian women from the turn of the century. Read on…

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Shopping, posing

 

sugata mitra

Kids teach themselves Read on…

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On suburbia

John Landy's butterflies

Since the age of eight, John Landy has been collecting moths and butterflies. Now 80, John has quite the collection, possibly one of the largest in the southern hemisphere.  This afternoon I was treated to a viewing and blown away – the variety of shape, size and color was staggering. To top it off, not only is each specimen meticulously positioned and hand labelled, John also hand makes each box

yesterday

Spotted on the pavement while on a stroll through Melbourne. Read on…

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What at first seems like quite an unassuming if solid tome, on further inspection just blew me away. Read on…

school of life

The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living.

Based in a small shop in behind King’s Cross in London, they offer a variety of programs and services concerned with how to live wisely and well. Read on…

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I couldn’t figure out whether it was a big football match or some sort of carnival the night before, but this morning the streets were literally strewn with tired souls

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Multitouch interfaces are the future. Read on…

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If you’re a figurative artist you need to come and spend some time here.

hans bellmer

Hans Bellmer (1902 – 1975) was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Read on…

mocafico - venenum

Still life photographer Guido Mocafico first came to my attention for a stunningly lit series on oysters that he had shot for Paris-based fashion magazine Numero. I then discovered a hardback copy of his three volume book, Venenum – of which one volume is a series on snakes. Superb printing (care of my favourite art book publishers, Steidl) and mesmerising imagery.