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IN BRIXTON: Artist Talk with Magnum Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins

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To coincide with the exhibition In Brixton join celebrated Magnum Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins as he talks in depth about his work and life in Brixton.


Chris has travelled the world taking photographs of people and places for nearly five decades. Born in Burma he came to the UK with his father aged two. Moving to London after graduating from Newcastle University he began working as a freelance photographer. By 1976 he had joined the VIVA agency in Paris and later in 1979 Magnum Photos, the same year that his critically acclaimed series The Teds was published. This now critically acclaimed first monograph is a perfect example of his approach to any subculture, both immersive, non-judgemental and in-depth.

During the early part of his career social issues, urban poverty and subcultures in the UK were the main focus of his work. Once joining Magnum Photos he travelled further afield into the developing world, specifically Africa, Central America and Lebanon. However, he continued to photograph Britain throughout.

In the early 1970’s at the very beginning of his career Chris was living in Brixton, which served as his base for over 30 years. Although his work took him to many further climbs he would document many of Brixton’s inhabitants, cultural and social events depicting the vitality and diversity of a community he was proud to be a part of. Taken in 1973 - 1995 these extraordinary photographs show the rich cultural heritage of his local neighbourhood. We see intimate moments in ordinary peoples lives - both private and public, young and old - at work, at worship and at play.

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