Saturday, 25 June 2011
Britain is no longer a country for an old photo journalist called Don McPhee
Don McPhee the photojournalist has died at the age of 61. His 'Guardian' newspaper images have entered our collective memory, like the one in 1984, of a striking miner in a party version of a policeman's helmet, eyeballing one of a line of real policeman protecting the Orgreave coking plant near Sheffield.
Roger Tooth, Picture Editor of Gaurdian, chose this gallery of Don's photos :
For more than 30 years, Don worked in Manchester, covering everything from politics and weather stories to special reports from around the world. His photos still convey his wit and style.
His exhibition of photos at Manchester Art Gallery in 2005 :