Maurice Broomfield

“Maurice Broomfield’s photography captures the real heart of what was a booming but harsh time for the UK. Finding inspiration and creativity in gritty surroundings of every day work is inspiring in itself.” – Sir Paul Smith


I checked out the exhibition Island Stories: Fifty years of Photography in Britain while wandering around the V&A museum today, and here are three photographs that particularly stood out for me.

Milling Around Lancashire with Barbara Goalen by Elsbeth Juda

Cooling tower under construction, 1954 by Maurice Broomfield

Electric Arc Cutting Inside a Boiler, T Ward, 1958 by Maurice Broomfield