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scan0847,Billingsgate, London, Aut.1981, DvJM

Traffic jam of fish-mongers at the historic tho no longer located at same spot Billingsgate Market (fresh seafood sales) in Autumn 1981 London. Photo taken by David Joseph Marcou.
Feb 17, 2018

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History: Environmental Portraits Around 1981 London

Although more than a thousand of my Autumn 1981 Britain-taken photos went missing between 1981 and mid-1987, I still have enough of my Britain-taken images in my possession for a decent portfolio of work. Included in that portfolio are quite a few environmental portraits I took around…


Posted on February 28, 2015 at 1:00

History: Learning to Retain Photos: Images from 1981 England

Autumn 1981 was a very memorable time for me and my writing and photography. Though I didn’t meet our group’s individual requirement of writing at least 12 feature stories (I did 8 or 9, all edited by our moderator/editor John H. Whale, who wore many hats at the Sunday Times including chief proofreader, the latter job shared by him with his wife, Judith), I did take 2,000-4,000 good photos then.  My peers in the Sunday Times intern-group from the Missouri Journalism School did not take…


Posted on February 28, 2015 at 0:30

History: The Day I Photographed Bert Hardy

I photographed Bert Hardy, the great Picture Post photojournalist, at the same time as our second-ever interview at his Surrey estate in late November 1981, as per the Hardy's wishes. I only have two remaining photo-portraits of him from among several I took of him that day. My second now ex-wife…


Posted on February 27, 2015 at 16:00

Recollection: Photographing a London Children’s Day Centre,1981

Although I didn’t fully realize it in Autumn 1981 when I was a member of the Missouri-London Reporting Team and a London Sunday Times Intern, one assignment I chose for myself (not part of the regular writing program, which was directed by John H. Whale) was to photograph a children’s day centre in…


Posted on February 26, 2015 at 7:00

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