A little boy doing a handstand in the road. Thurston Hopkins Street Children was very much part of the early social documentary style that formed a great deal of his work.
Children Of The Streets, was first published in 1954 in Picture Post. The Post became a publishing phenomenon. Throughout the war years, Picture Post was required reading in Britain – at times its ‘readership’ was reported at over 80% of the population. The magazine’s liberal, anti-Fascist, populist editorial stance, coupled with candid 35mm photography by a whole stable of extraordinarily talented photographers, was a runaway success.