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23 October 2012

See Cecil Beaton's war photography

A celebrated photographer and designer, Sir Cecil Beaton was also a commissioned war photographer during the Second World War, taken on by the Ministry of Information in July 1940 to record the war in various ways, in a task that took him to the Middle East, India, China and Burma.

An exhibition of the results is showing at the Imperial War Museum until the end of the year, showing over 250 of the photographs of a man who was the longest serving high-profile photographer to cover the Second World War.

For more, see http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/cecil-beaton-theatre-of-war


  1. This looks a bit like duxford in cambridgeshire. A magical place for learning.

  2. How amazing. Even for people who know his work well, it may come as a surprise that Beaton was an official war photographer for the last five years of the war. Even more importantly, he himself thought the war photography was his most important body of work.