The Peto Collection – Barcelona Streetlife, June 1959

This vibrant picture, taken in June 1959, was one of a series Peto photographed for the ‘Observer’ which did a feature of Spanish life under Franco’s regime. In the 1950s Franco implemented some reforms of Spain’s isolationist self-sufficiency policies which led to massive economic growth and a move away from its totalitarian repressive regime. Photo-journalist…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Barcelona Streetlife, June 1959

RDMH – Reticulating Rivers and Forest Forages: Personal Geographies of a Walk in the Woods by Christine Kingsley and Susan P Mains

Poetry, digital printing, waterless lithography & a caramel wafer! Connecting well being & nature, these wonderful contributions are from Christine Kingsley and Susan P Mains for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition. Inspired by flora, fauna, nature notes & the Tayside coast.    Reticulating Rivers and Forest Forages: Personal Geographies of a Walk in the…Continue Reading RDMH – Reticulating Rivers and Forest Forages: Personal Geographies of a Walk in the Woods by Christine Kingsley and Susan P Mains

The Peto Collection – The Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, May 1965

Peto captured the Beatles filming and recording their second feature HELP in 1965! One of the film’s most iconic scenes is the Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, protected by the Army from the cult who want to sacrifice Ringo. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – The Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, May 1965

The Peto Collection – Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1963

Peto excelled at capturing the world of ballet, particularly the relationship between Nureyev and Fonteyn the two most iconic dancers of the period as this image from 1963 shows. He not only photographed productions, but also rehearsals like this one for ‘Marguerite and Armand’. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1963

The Peto Collection – Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, 1956

Jazz trumpeteer ‘Satchmo’ was just one musician Peto photographed during his career, often capturing them before or just after a performance, as with this one taken in 1956 at the Empress Ballroom, London. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a chronicle of an age – a spirited…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, 1956