Sefton Samuels

Sefton Samuels is one of Britain's iconic photographers. Born in Manchester in 1931, he left Manchester Grammar School at 16 and trained in textiles. Although an accomplished jazz drummer, Sefton's true genius lay with photography, and over a four-decade career he has supplied images for national newspapers, the BBC and Granada TV. His trademark style of poignant photojournalism edged with northern humour was developed on the streets of Manchester, the city he still lives in today.