Most people know Cecil Beaton as the diarist of a certain high society lifestyle, photographer of the beautiful and the elegant, designer of the amazing sets for My Fair Lady, but not as a war photographer.
The Imperial War Museum in London is now showing an exhibition of some of Beaton’s more than 7,000 images taken during World War II, both in London and in outposts where the war was being fought.
This is the second major exhibition of Beaton’s photographs in London this year, with the first being the Diamond Jubilee Exhibit in the spring at the Victoria & Albert Museum. See my post about it here. Information about the war photographs and the exhibition, here.