Sarah Moon in London, 1994.
[Credit : Nikos Economopoulos]
A bookshop in West London, England, October 22, 1940, during the Battle of Britain
Regent Street, London 1860
Remembrance Day: Women at War
Patricia Collins (née Holden) was one of three press photographers working in the Public Relations Department of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, England, 1944. (x)
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Two policemen regard London’s 64ft Christmas tree, a gift from Norway, illuminated in Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery, 1st December 1948.
Britain’s Mo Farah (L) reacts as he wins the men’s 5000m final ahead of Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Dylan Martinez]
FULL COVERAGE: The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
Back Garden Cabaret, London (East End), June 28, 1935
“The front cover design of Abbey Road by the Beatles was taken on 8th August 1969. At around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic”
Blitz on Bikes, London c. 1940 (via National Media Museum)
It’s Britain’s finest actors vs Shakespeare in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad
A radical feminist and a well-known figure of the Manchester punk and post-punk scene, Linder was known for her montages, which often combined images taken from pornographic magazines with images from women’s fashion and domestic magazines, particularly those of domestic appliances, making a point about the cultural expectations of women and the treatment of female body as a commodity. Many of her works were published in the punk collage fanzine Secret Public, which she co-founded with Jon Savage. One of her best-known pieces of visual art is the single cover for Orgasm Addict by Buzzcocks (1977), showing a naked woman with an iron for a head and grinning mouths instead of nipples. “At this point, men’s magazines were either DIY, cars or porn. Women’s magazines were fashion or domestic stuff. So, guess the common denominator – the female body. I took the female form from both sets of magazines and made these peculiar jigsaws highlighting these various cultural monstrosities that I felt there were at the time.”
In 1978, she co-founded the post-punk group Ludus, and she remained its singer until the group split in 1983.
* note that this article uses “radical feminist” to mean “person who is radical and a feminist,” not “radical feminist” as racist transphobic douchebags use it.
(edited to add link to her art)