Mark Gerson has photographed the leading British poets of the 20th century. He took one of the most famous of all literary photographs – of W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Stephen Spender and Louis MacNeice at a Faber party in 1961. This was the only time these titans of literature were photographed as a group.
Here is our photographer, in a selfie (I mean contact sheet) dated March 15, 1973.
And here is a famous photo he did of Edith Sitwell:
That is Edith Sitwell, and Leo, in 1962.