There was another rather special guy in the British photo world: Norman Hall. He edited a seminal magazine called, get this: Photography. It was the best such magazine I found, US alternatives notwithstanding. He covered a lot of different bases, but was very keen on photojournalism; I think I seem to remember first meeting Frank Horvat on those pages - I DO remember that they represent my very first published picture - you guessed, a girl. I shared a page with Peter Sellers' work. In fact, with reference to what I've written here on LuLa before about making the same shot over and over for ever, the thing was a headshot almost identical to the one that makes my home page. The first one was a humble Exakta shot made at home against a roll of paper (I sabotaged everything on the altar of photography, even the home décor) whilst the second one is from Rhodes out of Nikon. If the girls weren't so beautiful I'd be tempted to say that that sounds like the provenance of a horse.
Anyway, Norman Hall also edited one or two of the BJP Annuals, which is where I discovered Michal Kenna. He had a wonderful eye, Norman; obviously. I should also add, with respect to Exakta, that it was far from humble: it cost me a bomb and was one of the top slr machines of the 50s. They also made the Exa, a cheaper version. If you look at Leica's 8 model of reflex (I think eight) (Note: I'd originally written 8, the numeral within the brackets, but when it showed as a post, the 8 had been converted into one of those daft faces! can't allow that.), you will see echoes of the wedge that was the hallmark of Exakta. Boy, it was strongly built, that Exakta!