Chris Steele-Perkins: England My England | Kings Place

Chris Steele-Perkins: England My England | Kings Place.

18 June – 30 July 10

Award winning Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins unflinchingly records the absurdities, the pleasures and the tragedies of English life, invariably with wit and humour. There is a certain pathos in the image of a crowded beach, complete with donkeys, in which an unobserved dog pisses upon a windbreak: the English are unbelievably stoical holidaymakers.

He would resist being called a cultural anthropologist but “all human life is here” as well as the illusions that propel it. One can move from an amazing shot of obese male strippers, The Blobendales, to one of a Brixton Reggae Festival where inexplicably, the entire Afro-Caribbean audience looks glum; or to a group of “blissed out” Children of Jesus. His stance is non-judgmental or, more precisely, of Dickensian largesse, but his preoccupation with the truth about England, brilliantly captured, means perhaps that he really loves it, warts and all.

PUBLICATION:
England, My England
Published by Northumbria Press, 153 pages
Price: £25 hardback
Available from Kings Place Gallery T: 020 7520 1485

Opening times:
Kings Place Gallery / Bookshop / Balcony North Gallery:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Admission free

Price List: Chris Steele-Perkins – England My England.pdf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s