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Freelance Photographer Martin Jenkinson Has Died

Freelance Photographer Martin Jenkinson Has Died - Respected Sheffield Photographer Martin Jenkinson has died at the age of 64.

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Tributes have been paid to a respected Sheffield photographer after his death at the age of 64.

Martin Jenkinson was a freelance photographer who took some truly iconic images. His images, spanning 3 decades from the 1980s, captured some of the most memorable moments in the history of Sheffield.

His pictures of the 1984 to 1985 NUM strike and the pit heads around Sheffield are invaluable to historians in preserving the past foundations of the city. He took many photos of the worker's struggles in this highly industrial and troubled city.

Born a Londoner, Martin moved to Sheffield in 1976, where he lived in Nether Edge.

His photos, such as the arrest of Arthur Scargill at Orgreave are invaluable in remembering the trouble that the city went through when the Conservative government led by Margaret Thatcher virtually destroyed the steel and coal industries in the area.

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Jun 2012 8:15PM
Never met Martin but knew of his name and his work.

My thoughts go out to those close to him.

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Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 6:47PM
I knew Martin as a customer in a well known Photographic outlet that I used to work at in the 80s. God bless sir.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
23 Jun 2012 10:08AM
A Neopan user if I remember rightly? I bumped into him four or five years ago. Saddening to hear the news.

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