ISBN: 978-1-904794-38-7
Price: £30.00
Format: Hardback
Size: 250mm x 250mm
Extent: 160pp
Illustrations: 36 colour & 91 b/w
Photography
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England, My England
Chris Steele-Perkins

England, My England is the distillation of many thousands of images taken by
the Magnum photographer, Chris Steele-Perkins.

Each image he has selected represents his personal definition and celebration of England and its population. People, time and place are captured by this remarkable photographer in intimate detail. Whether the photographs were taken on an official Magnum assignment or just snapped for his personal pleasure, England, My England forms a powerful visual distillation of the country that he loves.

The Author

Chris Steele-Perkins is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Magnum photographer whose assignments have taken him around the world. Born in Burma in 1947 he moved to England when he was two. His home country of England remains a constant source of inspiration. His books include The Teds (1979), Beirut: The Frontline Story (1983), The Pleasure Principle (1989), Afghanistan (2000), Tokyo Love Hello (2007) and Northern Exposures (2007).

"Documentary approach that shows the English at work and at play over the last four decades. By turns gritty and evocative, it is a book one imagines that Orwell would have liked very much."
The Guardian, Photobooks of the Year

"England, My England, consists of photographs taken over 40 years that add up to a portrait of the peculiar nature of Englishness."
The Times

"It captures the little triumphs and larger miseries of the lives of ordinary people - the poor and the upwardly mobile, the idle and the abandoned."
New Statesman
 
"These are wonderful images, showing just how revealing the lives of ordinary people, doing day-to-day things can be. They are glimpses of a country in doubt, sometimes in pain, but full of an indomitable spirit."
Michael Palin