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Bring a sense of nostalgia and elegance to your d├ęcor

Step back in time with images from celebrated photographer Bert Hardy. 

Born in London, Bert worked his way up from a lab assistant to a photographer rising to prominence through his distinctive photo journalistic style.  Bert was best known for his assignments at Picture Post magazine (1941 to 1957). He had a great talent for getting on with the people he had to photograph and his images of life in England during and after World War II are among the great documents of the twentieth century and classics of British photojournalism. There’s no doubt he was gifted war photographer, however his peacetime images of people going about their daily business are more characteristic of his work. 

After Picture Post folded in 1957 Bert went on to be a successful advertising photographer, often using ordinary people as models.

“The ideal picture tells something of the essence of life”  wrote Hardy.  One, two, or more of striking images from this collection will bring a sense of nostalgia and elegance to your décor. 

Choose from 74 pictures in our Picture Perfect by Bert Hardy collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Featured Picture Perfect by Bert Hardy Print

A man walking through a backstreet of the Gorbals area of Glasgow

31st January 1948: A man walking through a backstreet in the run-down Gorbals area of Glasgow. The Gorbals tenements were built quickly and cheaply in the 1840s, providing housing for Glasgow's burgeoning population of industrial workers. Conditions were appalling; overcrowding was standard and sewage and water facilities inadequate. The tenements housed about 40, 000 people with up to eight family members sharing a single room, 30 residents sharing a toilet and 40 sharing a tap. By the time this photograph was taken 850 tenements had been demolished since 1920. Redevelopment of the area began in the late 1950s and the tenements were replaced with a modern tower block complex in the sixties. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4499 - The Forgotten Gorbals - pub. 1948 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Featured Picture Perfect by Bert Hardy Print

Lancashire Mill Town; Cotton mill worker Alice Nelson sets out for work at the Lilac Mill in Shaw

Cotton mill worker Alice Nelson sets out for work at the Lilac Mill in Shaw, Lancashire, January 1955. Original publication: Picture Post - 7474 - Cotton's Amazing Recovery - pub. 15th January 1955 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Featured Picture Perfect by Bert Hardy Print

Goodwin Sands

1st May 1948: As the tide begins to flood, the water rises through the sands, rendering it treacherous with all the firmness of molten wax. In the distance the Walmer lifeboat patrols the area in anticipation of the regular emergencies that these treacherous waters so often bring. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4534 - The Treachery Of The Goodwin Sands - pub.1948 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)