A NEW ERA
By the 1960s Britain was undergoing a radical transformation. The rigid class system was beginning to break down as a result of a post-war economic expansion and the baby boom. National service for men was abolished in 1960, and young people enjoyed greater economic and social freedom than their parents.
A new breed of street photographers mirrored these changes. Their imagery was relaxed, fluid and witty in its approach, focused on documenting everyday life and leisure. With an eye for incidental moments and wry humour, Dorothy Bohm emerged as a distinctive photographer of this new era.
Chapel Lane, Islington, London c. 1960-9
© Dorothy Bohm