Picture Stories

How one magazine transformed British photography

"an inspiring documentary"  The Guardian 
 "a fascinating documentary and a revelation.....Watch and be amazed – and enlightened."   Movies1

Picture Post was Britain's best-selling weekly magazine during the 1940s and early 50s. Through its picture stories, Picture Post pioneered a completely new approach to the portrayal of British life, and in doing so helped to shape modern British photography.

PICTURE STORIES, a feature-length documentary, explores that revolution through the eyes of some of Britain’s leading documentary and street photographers, and through archive interviews with Picture Post photographers, writers and editors.

Thanks to Getty Images Hulton Archive for permission to use the photographs shown on this website.

A Ship of Life Films production.