About Denis

Denis Thorpe, a Guardian photojournalist between 1974 and 1996, quiet spoken and attentive to his environment. Always seeking the next picture. Camera in hand he would search the horizons like a predator seeking prey and when the prey was spotted Denis would then spend time stalking and waiting his moment to strike.

Denis started his fifty-year career with a typewriter,as a reporter, not a photographer, but went on to become one of the Guardians most celebrated photographers and spent his life working around Manchester for the newspaper he loved.

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On assignment at Manchester City football ground the crowd announcer informed the 50,000 spectators crowd that today the game was being attended by Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe, such is his local standing.

The Guardian gave Denis an opportunity to be a witness to huge social change, to record local poverty, the end of the mining industry, riots in prisons and celebrities and stars such as Nureyev one of Denis’s favourite pictures taken on his beloved Leica.

This tiny sample of his work is described by the Guardian as Denis Thorpe classics. We can do no more than agree.

About Denis

Denis Thorpe, a Guardian photojournalist between 1974 and 1996, quiet spoken and attentive to his environment. Always seeking the next picture. Camera in hand he would search the horizons like a predator seeking prey and when the prey was spotted Denis would then spend time stalking and waiting his moment to strike.

Denis started his fifty-year career with a typewriter,as a reporter, not a photographer, but went on to become one of the Guardians most celebrated photographers and spent his life working around Manchester for the newspaper he loved.

MORE...

On assignment at Manchester City football ground the crowd announcer informed the 50,000 spectators crowd that today the game was being attended by Guardian photographer Denis Thorpe, such is his local standing.

The Guardian gave Denis an opportunity to be a witness to huge social change, to record local poverty, the end of the mining industry, riots in prisons and celebrities and stars such as Nureyev one of Denis’s favourite pictures taken on his beloved Leica.

This tiny sample of his work is described by the Guardian as Denis Thorpe classics. We can do no more than agree.