Spring 2018

Terence Donovan

Terence Donovan (1936-1996), the son of a lorry driver, was born in Stepney in London’s East End. Alongside David Bailey and Brian Duffy, he was one of the ‘Terrible Three’ – writer Francis Wyndham’s title for the first of a new generation of young photographers who seized the possibilities brought by the postwar hunger for change…

Top: June 1962. Photograph: Terence Donovan. This portrait of Claudia Cardinale, coupled with its ambiguous headline, elegantly augments the Italian film star’s reputation as the embodiment of postwar European glamour and sex. Wolsey and Donovan have created a refined expression of the rhapsodies of postwar film aficionados.

Anne Braybon, art director, curator and photo historian, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 96 vol. 24, 2018


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