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Object: Portobello Road, London, England

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Title Portobello Road, London, England
Production Brake, Brian (photographer), 1955, London
Medium summary black and white gelatin negative
Materials photographic gelatin, silver, black-and-white film, roll film
Classification gelatin silver negatives, black-and-white negatives
Format 35 mm roll
Credit line Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001
Registration number E.004002/37A
Before joining Magnum, Brake was largely unemployed in London and Europe for about a year. By chance he met Magnum photographer Ernst Haas, who looked at his colour photos of New Zealand and remarked, 'Very nice, but do any people live there?' Chastened, Brake spent time photographing in and around the streets of London, gaining experience in taking candid photographs of people. It was a portfolio of these photographs which played a major role in gaining him entry to Magnum.

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