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BOOK LAUNCH: Chris Steele-Perkins - England, My England

Please join us for the launch of England, My England, the new book by Chris Steele-Perkins. A personal view from 40 years of photographing his adopted country.

Thursday 8 October
18.30 - 20.30
Kings Place Gallery


Chris Steele-Perkins moved from Rangoon to London with his family in 1949. He graduated with honours in Psychology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1967-70) while working as a photographer and picture editor for the student newspaper.

In 1971 he moved to London and started working as a freelance photographer and started his first foreign work in 1973 in Bangladesh followed by work for relief organizations and travel assignments. In 1975 he worked with EXIT, a group dealing with social problems in British cities. He then joined the Paris-based Viva agency in 1976. In 1979, his first book, The Teds, was published.

Chris joined Magnum and soon began working extensively in the Third World. His latest large-scale project is on the situation in Afghanistan. He is now also working extensively in Japan.