Chris Steele-Perkins

"Like a mosaic, if you take enough [photographs] and stand back a larger picture begins to emerge. Some kind of truth can be reached from the sum of the parts…"

Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins (b. 1947, Myanmar) is most famous for his work in the developing world, in particular Africa, Central America, and Lebanon. Steele-Perkins studied psychology in Newcastle before moving to London in the 1970s and pursuing a career in photography. Alongside freelance work he began to manifest an ongoing interest in documenting subcultures and marginalised societies across the UK. His searing visual record of the breakdown of social values and justice has come to be regarded as one of the most significant testimonies of a nation in crisis and emblematic of Steele-Perkins' photographic intent. He has won many awards for his work, including a World Press Photo Award, and his The Teds (1979) series is considered a classic of British social documentary photography. 

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