The street markets of London
by Mary Benedetta
photography by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.
Photograph of London street market, from a book 'The street markets of London' 1936
Moholy-Nagy, L., Lâaszlâo1936
London is not all about being modern and this depiction from 1936 shows one of its oldest traditions: the street market. The photographs in this book are by the famous Hungarian artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and as such they offer a fresh, outsiders look at this important part of London life. The cover image used here portrays the bustling, sociable nature of the market and the street market link is enhanced by the use of a yellow triangle, like a price tag, to display the title.