Guardian photographer Denis didn’t just shoot the Ribblehead Viaduct, he captured a political mood.
Born in Nottinghamshire in 1932, Denis Thorpe worked in provincial newspapers before joining the Manchester office of the Daily Mail in 1957. He was named Regional Press Photographer of the Year in 1971 and left the Daily Mail in 1974 to join the Guardian. Many exhibitions and awards followed, including World Press Photo Foundation in 1979 and Ilford Photographer of the Year in 1988. Two retrospective exhibitions of his work have been shown at The Lowry, Salford.