About

 

Born in 1931, Bridget studied photography at the Guilford School of Art. Using the working name of Cory Bevington, she then set up a studio on the King's Road in Chelsea with fellow photographer Anthea Sieveking, undertaking commissions for newspapers and magazines.

During this time Bridget photographed British crafts for the Farmers' Weekly Magazine and features for the Sunday Times including Girl on a Mail Train and Undiscovered British Beauties.

In 1958 Bridget travelled to Nigeria accompanying an architect working on the new University of Ibadan, designed by British architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. On this trip she travelled around Mali and Nigeria in a VW Beetle photographing decorated Hausa buildings in Zaria (now northern Nigeria) and the beautiful mosques and Dogon buildings of Mali. Always an intrepid traveller, her many journeys have included: sailing to Africa on a cargo ship aged 20, going behind the iron curtain on a trip to Moscow in the 1960, and well into her 70s visiting Yemen and Bangladesh. 

 

From the 1960s onward Bridget worked with her husband, the graphic designer Graham Bishop on studio photography, including book covers for publishers Constable and companies including Concorde lighting – for which they developed a distinctive design-led brand.

 

Always interested social issues and people, Bridget was an early member Wandsworth Photo Co-op, founded in 1979 by photographer Gina Glover and architect Martin Lipson. In 1991 the Photo Co-op became Photofusion where Bridget remained as a director until the late 1990s.

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