Harry Jacobs

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When small-time photographer Harry Jacobs set up his Clapham studio at 152 Landor Road (opposite St Andrew’s church) in the late 1950s, he had no idea what an institution he was to become. In the 40-plus years that followed, he was the photographer to whom thousands of people in the south London neighbourhood came to record major life events. When he retired in 1999, he had amassed an archive of nearly 60,000 photographs.