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'Portrait of Britain', 336pp, hardback, cloth spine, uncoated paper, 199mm x 151mm.
In collaboration with British Journal of Photography
Introduced by Will Self
200 photographs that capture the face of a changing nation.
Portrait of Britain is an annual photography exhibition showcasing the best portraits taken by people throughout the country. The winning photographs, selected from BJP's open-call competition, are displayed on digital billboard screens nationwide – in train stations, airports, shopping centres and on high streets – and are seen by over 10 million people.
Now in its third year, the exhibition will re-launch on 1 September 2018 for one month but for the first time with this book. Portrait of Britain is a small, chunky hardback featuring 200 shortlisted portraits alongside information about each image and selected quotes from the photographers. Together these photographs celebrate the richness and diversity of a vibrant nation at a time of pivotal change.
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'These magnificent photographs capture at once the great diversity and the inescapable identity of the British. Gay, straight, bisexual and non-normative; male, female and non-binary; old, young and in between — how can it be that these — every one a compelling identity in its own right — are nonetheless trumped by a Britishness as heavy and irresistible as a Dundee fruit cake?
- Will Self, from the introduction
Book design by Shaz Madani
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Book 9 from the series 'Tales from the City'
'Urban Gypsies'. Photography by Paul Wenham-Clarke. Introduction by Rachel Segal Hamilton, 96pp, hardback, cloth back and spine, 222mm x 157mm.
This book is also available to buy as a Collector's Edition here.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Enter the private world of a group of Travellers living beneath the Westway, London’s vast elevated highway connecting suburbia to the city. Part of a unique culture so often stigmatised in the media, this close-knit community is under increasing pressure to move on and risk losing their identity for good. Here is their story.
Paul's documentary photographs are accompanied by text detailing his experience including how he gained access to this otherwise closed group.
Paul Wenham-Clarke is an Association of Photographers Gold Award winner and a Professor of Photography at Arts University Bournemouth where he is the MA Photography course leader. His work is the result of a desire to communicate social and environmental issues that he feels passionately about, whether it is the loss of human and animal life on our roads, the plight of our homeless, or, as in this book, a community fighting to protect its cultural identity.
This is the first edition.
Book design by Friederike Huber
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'Portrait of Humanity', 320pp, cloth spine, 237mm x 285mm.
In collaboration with 1854 Media and Magnum Photos.
What does it mean to be human today? These 200 portraits taken by photographers in over 65 countries celebrate global citizenship at a time of instability. Funny, revealing, and often moving, the faces and stories in this book show that we are all wonderfully unique, yet on some level, deeply the same.
Introduced by Lucy Davies.
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'Funland', 128pp, cloth spine and back cover, 237mm x 285mm.
**This book is also available in a special book + limited edition print bundle. Click here to see them.**
From Blackpool to Brighton, and Barry Island to Brightlingsea, these richly-detailed photographs capture the candyfloss colours and faded nostalgia of a seaside culture that is peculiarly (yet wonderfully) British.
Rob Ball has been a photographer for over 20 years. He spent time working as a news, sport and crime scene photographer before shifting to long-form personal projects while lecturing at Canterbury Christ Church University. Rob has exhibited his work internationally and continues to work on projects and commissions while lecturing.
Book design by Friederike Huber and Hoxton Mini Press
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'The East End in Colour 1980-1990', 128pp, cloth spine, 156mm x 196mm. Edited by Chris Dorley-Brown.
Book 5 in the series 'Vintage Britain'
This book is also available in a special book + limited edition print bundle. Click here to see them.
Following our hugely popular The East End in Colour 1960-1980 by David Granick, this new book by a different photographer, Tim Brown, picks up the story in 1980 as East London enters an extraordinary decade of transformation. Focusing on the Docklands and the further reaches of the East End, Tim took these pictures on 35mm film between shifts of driving trains on London Underground's Central Line.
Tim began taking photos in 1980, around the same time that he started a 20-year stint working on London Underground. He was a Central Line train driver for 13 years and lived in East London for over 20 before moving to Essex with his wife and two children. The book features an introduction by Chris Dorley-Brown, editor of the book, and an interview between Chris and Tim.
Book design by Friederike Huber.