John Bignell: Chelsea Photographer

In this, the first of a series dedicated to exploring the lives and work of our local heroes, we look at the photography of John Bignell.  Despite receiving little recognition in modern times (he is somehow lacking a wikipedia entry), his art identifies him as a key chronicler of sixties London, in particular the bohemian lifestyles of Chelsea and Kensington.  Between the end of the second world war and the 1980s, Bignell’s work presented London with…

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