After the Market


Artwork Details

  • Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 39 x 33 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed

“After the market closed for the day, all the unsold food in the streets was bulldozed into piles, swept away by wagon trains and disposed of.  This was a time for a mad rush of people trying to pick up scraps and jumping on to the train.  This meant that the poor were able to eat well.  The gleaners are rapidly and thoroughly picking out perfectly fresh edible food harvested a few hours ago.”

Harold Chapman 


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Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927.  As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught.  He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times.  In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963. Visit Artist page

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