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Chris Steele-Perkins: Echoes [Hardcover]

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The echo has a nostalgie de la boue that history cannot convey; Proust was a master of the reverberating sounds of the past, ill-defined and resonant. Chris Steele-Perkins has selected here, from the fragments of a working photographer's life and the archive of a single year--2001, dawn of a new millenium--images that unashamedly evoke his memories of that year, sentimental, odd, striking and intensely personal.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.87" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   0.99 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 2, 2004
Publisher   Trolley
ISBN  1904563112  
ISBN13  9781904563112  

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More About Chris Steele-Perkins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Chris Steele-Perkins (British, 1947- ) was born in Rangoon, Burma. After graduating from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and while lecturing in psychology, he began freelancing as a photographer. He won the Oscar Barnack Prize and the Tom Hopkinson award for British Photojournalism in 1988, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1989.

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Echoes  Jun 8, 2004
Every now and then someone is described, to their face, as brave. Habitually the compliment comes after success has been pulled from a venture with more than a small amount of risk hanging in the balance from its outset; and the speaker is pretty much always someone who would have weighed up the risk before steering well clear of such a potentially reckless path. To such people the comforts of home, or career, are not things to be risked lightly or in a potentially foolhardy manner.

Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins is best known as a photojournalist: someone with a need to know. In Afghanistan for example, rather than chasing the course of the war with a thousand other correspondents, he went in search of what passes there for normal life. He's a cultured man and culture seems to energise him, be it that of the far side of the world or others very much closer to home. In The Teds, his look at the seventies teddy boy revival re-released last year by Dewi Lewis, for example, it's impossible to forget Tongue Tied Danny's wedding, Sunglasses Ron, now sadly deceased, or scenes from the Red Deer in Croydon and the Castle on the Old Kent Road.

But the bravery thing isn't always about trekking to remote corners of Afghanistan or Essex. In this instance it's that moment when you turn the camera on yourself. Self-portraiture is a subject belovedly set by bored photography tutors, but a very different thing for someone of the calibre and track record of Chris Steele-Perkins. He recently explained to the RPS Visual Journalism Group that he's always photographed his life around him and for some time wanted to publish a book of these pictures; but they never quite seemed to work as a sequence. The thing only began to come together when he set himself a brief: to photograph his life for a year and publish the result as a book. Not, you understand, a diary of his journeys and assignments, but the mundanities and meanderings of life away from work that make a life the thing it is: a bare hotel room at the end of the day, walking in the woods with friends and family, dusk lit landscape, seeing his wife Miyako off at the airport, pausing to check on a sleeping child; or pondering the tinyness of an aeroplane caught momentarily between cherry blossom. By no means a foolhardy thing to do for yourself, but something of a risk when you have a reputation to preserve as one of the world's top photojournalists: opening, as it inevitably does, a door into the soul of the messenger.

And Echoes, a departure from the norm for both journalist and publisher, is a really rather wonderful little book.


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