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Roger Mayne was one of the pioneers of so-called “humanitarian” photography.
He turned his lens on daily, commonplace interactions between people and places, with his most famous series capturing the lives of residents of the run-down Southam Street in west London.
His photos are being exhibited for the first time in nearly 20 years – in The Photographers Gallery in London. Karen McQuaid is one of the curators.