Grace Robertson

English (born 1930)
Grace Robertson From the series 'Mothers' Day Off' 1954

Biography

Born 1930
Nationality English
Birth place Manchester

Grace Robertson is 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 has written and lectured on the role of women in photography. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE.