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Frederick James Wilfred was a London photographer, whose black & white images of the capital document the daily lives of Londoners as the city rebuilt and reinvented itself after the Second World War.
Fred was born in Islington in 1925. During the Second World War he served in the RAF and then the Army. During the 1950s, Fred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation, shooting stills and Cinefilm of the early flying trials of the Harrier jump jet.
In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work has remained largely unseen.
Fred was an active member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society, a founder member of the London Portrait Group and associate member of BIPP. He lived in and around Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington until his death in 2010.
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