The Trial of Roger Casement

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Roger Casement was once described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations” after publishing his Casement Report on the Congo in 1905, and then for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru for which the British Government knighted him.  Casement was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet and when … Continue reading

Turn Back Time …….. Sing If You’re Glad To Be Gay

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Brit singer/songwriter Tom Robinson started his band in 1976 and their debut punk rock album went ‘gold’ just two years later.  TRB, as the band were known, were voted “Best New Band” and “Best London Band” for the year 1977 by listeners at the Capital Radio Music Awards. Like many of the ‘new wave’ groups of … Continue reading

1950’s iconic beefcake magazine PHYSIQUE PICTORIAL is relaunched

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  In the 1950’s censorship was so strict it was nigh on impossible to get your hands on naked men ……well, photos of them at least. That started to change in 1951 when American photographer Bob Mizer found a way around the legal restrictions by making his naked models use athletic and bodybuilding poses like in … Continue reading

PRIDE : Photography of Stonewall & Beyond by Fred W. Darrah

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  Fred W. McDarrah was a staff photographer for The Village Voice and an author who  became famous for documenting the cultural phenomenon known as the Beat Generation from its inception in the 1950s.  His other claim to fame was his whole body of work photographing New York’s’ LGBTQ scene before and after the Stonewall … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Last of the Teddy Girls

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Before Ken Russell became the Oscar nominated director of such classic  movies such as  Women in Love, The Devils and The Who’s rock-opera Tommy,  he was a young photographer in the mid-fifties working for British newspapers and magazines such as Picture Post. For one of his assignments in 1955 he was commissioned to take photographs of a new … Continue reading

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