The Harland Cafe welcomes back one of our favourites with a display from the Martin Jenkinson Image Library. We've got a great display of images from the archives of the late Sheffield photographer and Harland regular, Martin Jenkinson. The display includes some of his iconic photographs from the 1984/5 miners' strike, Sheffield landmarks, industry and political activity in and around Sheffield during the 1980 & 90s.
Martin who died in June 2012 aged 64 left behind an archive of 30 years’ worth of images which are still regularly being requested for use. His daughter, Justine, now runs Martin's image library. A former steel worker, he developed his photography career after being made redundant in 1979 and became a freelance photographer. He was a former member of the National Union of Journalists’ National Executive Council and the officialYorkshire Area NUM photographer from 1982-1984.
His images have been used in journals, publications, film, television and exhibitions worldwide. He covered industrial struggles, mainly in the North through 3 decades, including the year-long miners’ strike 1984-1985 and the steelworkers' fight for survival. He gained a reputation for being on the spot for the pictures others often missed.
Martin was commissioned regularly by national newspapers, Trade Unions, charities, and Councils and he became a valued teacher on digital photography courses. He also covered many major sporting events including the Commonwealth Games 1986, World Student Games 1991, Disability Sport England swimming and athletics events 1995 – 2000 and many of the World Snooker Championships at the Sheffield Crucible theatre.
Justine Jenkinson email - firstname.lastname@example.org