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The Pamela Green Collection

Anyone know much about Joan Craven? She shared studios with Walter Bird at Kinocrat House on the Cromwell Road, London. Below is a picture of Pamela Green by her. I run the…Continue

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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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A Very British Arcadia: Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.

Here's a piece I wrote on the Pam blog back in October. It touches on the Cult of Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.A Very British ArcadiaDue, in part, to the censorship laws of the 1950s, photographers often sought to cloak their work in respectability, using Classical allusions in an attempt to validate their “art studies”. There is a certain naive charm…See More
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Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory

My post about the photographers Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory.https://pamela-green.com/bertram-park-and-yvonne-gregory/In all the things I've read about the photographers, Bertram Park tends to get most of the credit.Yvonne Gregory's role seems downplayed. Is that a fair assessment? If not does anyone have any info that puts Yvonne more in the limelight?See More
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
Aug 17, 2020
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Rare interview with Stephen Glass

I came across a rare interview with Stephen Glass that was published in Health and Efficiency, 1951.“How I Take My Naturist Pictures” https://pamela-green.com/stephen-glass-interview/See More
Jul 26, 2020
Wolfbait Books replied to Wolfbait Books's discussion Stephen Glass – Brother of Zoltan in the group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Thanks. I was good friends with Pamela Green who modelled for the brothers. Some years ago I was in conversation with the museum about doing a book but it didn't come to anything. It's a project I would like to revisit."
Jun 1, 2020
Roger Taylor replied to Wolfbait Books's discussion Stephen Glass – Brother of Zoltan in the group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Hi there Perhaps you are aware of the Zoltan Glass archive at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. I was closely involved with its acquisition during the early 1990's when I gathered a good deal of information about the Glass…"
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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"Ok, thanks for that."
May 27, 2020
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Stephen Glass – Brother of Zoltan

Does anyone have any biographical details about Stephen Glass the brother of Zoltan Glass?He did a lot of photography for the Naturist in the 50s.https://pamela-green.com/publications-by-the-naturist/See More
May 27, 2020
Brian Stokoe commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"I'm looking for any information on the nude work of Colin Osman, former owner/editor of Creative Camera magazine (London). Can anyone help?"
May 25, 2020
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
May 25, 2020
Michael Pritchard commented on Wolfbait Books's blog post Horace Roye
"John Hannavy has shared his obituary of Roye which is attached in the Word file here: Roye%20%C2%AD%20an%20obituary%20and%20appreciation.docx. "
Mar 24, 2020
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Horace Roye

A while back I wrote a short biography of the British photographer Horace Roye most famous for his picture Tomorrow’s Crucifixion (1938) — a surreal image of a naked girl on a cross wearing a gas mask with clouds of smoke in the background. He was murdered in 2002 in Morocco aged 97.  Let me know what you think of the article.…See More
Mar 21, 2020
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Past Masters of the Nude – Book

Back in 2005, after much research, Jay W. King released a bibliography of nude photography books published in England from 1896 to 1960. I recently released an updated illustrated version. It's available from Amazon or my blog. Let me know what you think.…See More
Mar 13, 2020

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A Very British Arcadia: Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.

Here's a piece I wrote on the Pam blog back in October. It touches on the Cult of Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.

A Very British Arcadia

Due, in part, to the censorship laws of the 1950s, photographers often sought to cloak their work in respectability, using Classical allusions in an attempt to validate…

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Horace Roye

A while back I wrote a short biography of the British photographer Horace Roye most famous for his picture Tomorrow’s Crucifixion (1938) — a surreal image of a naked girl on a cross wearing a gas mask with clouds of smoke in the background. He was murdered in 2002 in Morocco aged 97.  Let me know what you think of the article.…

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Joan Craven

Anyone know much about Joan Craven? She shared studios with Walter Bird at Kinocrat House on the Cromwell Road, London. Below is a picture of Pamela Green by her. I run the Pamela Green website and before I post something I wanted to find out a bit more information. This picture was taken in the early '50s.…

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Ok, thanks for that.

 
 
 

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