Photographs Found: A Personal Memoir of 1960’s Britain
Author(s): Basil Hyman
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions
Total Pages: 256
Starting at the age of nine, Basil Hyman (b. 1936) has taken hundreds of photographs of everyday life in Britain. In Photographs Found he looks back to the “swinging sixties” of his youth with an array of images that capture everything from sports to travel to leisure and beauty contests–as well as previously unpublished informal shots of his friend and relative Brian Epstein, an iconic 60s figure and the Beatles’ first manager, widely credited with shaping their early success. With a short introduction by Hyman to put his pictures and memorabilia in context, Photographs Found presents the sixties, a time of dramatic social change in Britain and around the world. This nostalgic compendium lets the photographs themselves tell the story, and the fascinating ephemera and memorabilia, some of it provided in facsimile format, evokes what is now a bygone era.