The New Londoners and Other Stories

12 October 2019

13:30 - 16:00

Main Lecture Theatre
RPS House
United Kingdom

Non RPS Member£15.00 
RPS Member£10.00 
Group Member£0.00

Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins will be coming to RPS House on 12 October 2019 to show us his recent project ‘The New Londoners’ and many of his other series.  ‘The New Londoners’ is a celebration of Migrant families from around the world, now living in London.  A book of this has just been published by Dewi Lewis.  He will also be talking about and showing some of his other projects, including “The Teds”, “A Place in the Country" A year in the life of Holkham Estate in Norfolk, “Fading Light" A portrait of British centenarians, "England, My England", “Northern Exposures" and "Tokyo Love Hello".

Chris Steele-Perkins graduated with honours in psychology at 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 1979, his first book, “The Teds” was published.  This has now been republished by Dewi Lewis.  Chris joined Magnum in 1979 and began working extensively in the Third World.  His latest large-scale project in the developing world was on the situation in Afghanistan.  He is now also working extensively in Japan and England.  He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Terrence Donovan Award in 2008. 


This Contemporary Group meeting will be in the Main Lecture Theatre, RPS House, Bristol, BS4 3AR on 12th October, 13.30-15.00, followed by discussion of group members work from 15.00 until finishing at 16.00.


Photo: Divis Flats, West Belfast, 1978, copyright Chris Steele-Perkins


Avril R Harris
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Region: Bristol (HQ)Group(s): Contemporary, Documentary