Grace Robertson

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Grace Robertson OBE (born 13 July 1930)[1] is a British photographer.

Robertson was born in Manchester, England. After leaving school she looked after her mother who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Robertson's father gave her a second-hand camera in 1949 and the following year she had a photo story about her sister doing her homework published in Picture Post. Over the next few years she had several photo stories published in the magazine including "Sheep Shearing in Wales" (1951), "Tate Gallery" (1952), "Mother's Day Off" (1954) and "Childbirth" (1955).[2]

Robertson was appointed an OBE in 1999.[1] She was married to the Picture Post photographer Thurston Hopkins (1913–2014).[3]

As well as photojournalism for magazines such as Life, Robertson worked in advertising. She is the daughter of journalist and broadcaster Fyfe Robertson.


  1. ^ a b Ms Grace Robertson, OBE, Debretts. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  2. ^ Robertson, Grace (1989). Grace Robertson: Photojournalist of the 50s. London: Virago Press. pp. 7–27. ISBN 1-85381-089-4.
  3. ^ Murphy, Anna (2010-08-09). "Grace Robertson, interview with the 1950s photojournalist". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-03-17.

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