A Celebration of 150 Years of Children in Photographs

The wonder of childhood in photos


The Gorbals Boys, 1948 by Bert Hardy

The show Seen Not Heard: Photographs of Children 1865–2023 at London’s Atlas Gallery begins with the work of pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and taking in such luminaries of documentary photography as Syd Shelton, Roger Mayne, Shirley Baker and Robert Doisneau, brings us to the present.

Much as Nick Hedges did with his stirring photographs for the charity Shelter, a percentage of all print sales will go to children’s charities.

Also, 10% of all sales from Iain S. P. Reid’s fabulous photographs also go to charity.


By the Cornfield, Lambton County, Ontario, 1990 by Larry Towell


Boys Against a Wall, Dublin, 1957 by Roger Mayne

Karlie Kloss, Atlantic Beach, NY, Vogue, 2012 – Authur Ergot


Boy with Flag, Winford Fagan, Handsworth Park, 1970 by Vanley Burke

Lineth and Kini, Bolivia, 2022 by Nick Brandt


Alice and Helen, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, UK, 1982 – Chris Killip

The daughter of the house makes Irish soda bread, Aran Islands, Ireland, 1974 by Eve Arnold


Toddler in demolition site, Manchester University, 1968 by Shirley Baker

French girl with puppy, 1960s by Robert Doisneau


Girl about to do a handstand, Kensal Road (Southham St series), 1957 by Roger Mayne

Girl about to do a handstand, Kensal Road (Southham St series), 1957 – On the road from Barcelona to the French border, 1939 by Robert Capa


Lara Contortion 2, 2021 by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Hattie, 2023 by Julia Bostock


The Kings of the Road, Dublin, 1985 by Syd Shelton

Allée des Baobabs, Madagascar, 1997 by Chris Simpson


Boy with a baguette, France, Provence, 1955 by Elliott Erwitt


Brothers, 2017 by Bastiaan Woudt

Lead Image: The Gorbals Boys, 1948 by Bert Hardy


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