Grace Robertson

English (1930 - 2021)
Grace Robertson From the series 'Mothers' Day Off' 1954 © Estate of Grace Robertson

Biography

Born 1930
Died 2021
Nationality English
Birth place Manchester

Grace Robertson was one of the most significant women photojournalists. At the beginning of her career in the 1950s, she used the pseudonym Dick Muir. The daughter of a Scots-born Picture Post writer, she worked for the magazine before its collapse in 1957. Picture Post was one of only a handful of publications employing freelance women photographers on a regular basis. However, as Robertson later recalled, she was sometimes sent to cover topics purely because she was a woman. More recently she wrote and lectured on the role of women in photography. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE.