Edwin Smith

'Ideal' fish and chip shop, London, 1958. © Edwin Smith / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Smith is possibly one of our most underrated photographers. He is sidelined in the history timeline of British photography and has often been labeled as just an architectural photographer. RIBA are in fact the custodians of 60,000 of Smith’s images and the exhibition is showcasing a varied selection that shows Edwin Smith was much more than a photographer of architecture.

The Manchester School


Many musical groupings always seem to involve three names. In one of my last blogs there was Searle, Hamilton and Fricker, then the Soviet groups of Shostakovich, Khatachurian and Prokofiev, there is the Northampton trio of Alwyn, Arnold and Rubbra…