Sergio Larrain: London. 1959.


Sergio Larrain’s classic collection of photographs of London, updated to include previously unpublished photographs


ISBN: 9780500545416 Category:


In 1958, Sergio Larrain’s photographs of a smoggy, down-at-heel London captured an extraordinarily powerful vision of the city. Larrain’s London is a fast-moving blur of activity. He revealed the signs of the emergence of a new, post-war London society – in its streets, parks, pubs and clubs – and captured the class divisions, the burgeoning fashions of its youth, and the everyday life of Londoners about to enter a new decade: the Sixties. The photographs brought Larrain to the attention of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who immediately signed him to Magnum Photos.

This edition comprises the entire series including around forty previously unseen images from the archives of Magnum Photos. These powerful photographs conjure up the mood of a coal-fired, smoke-laden London that has long since disappeared.

With 94 illustrations

Additional information

Weight 769 g
Dimensions 19.5 x 25.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 14 January 2021
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Agnès Sire, Text by Roberto Bolaño
Dimensions 19.5 x 25.1 cm
Weight 769 g


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Agnès Sire has been the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris since its creation in 2003.