To celebrate the 350th birthday of the famous Mr Punch puppet character, London's V&A Museum of Childhood is exhibiting a new body of commissioned work by photographer Tom Hunter.
From the V&A press release: ‘Punch Professors in England is an exhibition of the photographer Tom Hunter’s works, featuring contemporary Punch practitioners, known since Victorian times as “Professors”, who for generations have brought the story of Punch and Judy to life with their wit and personality. Specially commissioned for Mr Punch’s birthday celebrations, the portraits show each Professor alongside their booth, expressing the highly individual approaches each of them have to their performance within essentially English settings.’
TOM HUNTER Punch Professors in England
14 July - 9 December 2012
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9PA