Britain, Photography and the Photobook

Ken Grant (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


At a critical moment of political and social history, the exhibition introduces important emerging work to a new European audience, to reappraise influential works and examine some recent developments in British photography –along with photobook and ‘zine publishing. It will be the first time a presentation has been made around contemporary photography, austerity and financially marginalised communities in Britain.There has been a recent wave of production in progressive and humanist documentary photography, alongside new tendencies in conceptual and multi dimensional practices. By creating an engagement with this work, the exhibition proposes an understanding of the imperatives in current British Photobook work by those loosely aligned with the documentary genre. The exhibition will include photographic prints, selected from participating photographers – along with a curated presentation of books, ‘zines and maquettes. My own photographic work as a central part of the show and a present books I have made as part of my research – notably The Café Royal Books, Benny Profane and the Book of Liverpool football (all listing in repository for further info). Photographers exhibited were Mark Neville, Kirsty Mackay, Chris Killip, Marketa Luskacova, Ewen Spencer, Clementine Scheidermann, Jim Mortram and Sebastian Bruno

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationItaly
Size41 Photographs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 17 Jan 2020


  • Photography and class
  • photography and communities
  • Photography and Motherhood
  • Photography, documentary, working class culture, agricultural communities, livestock, city planning and redevelopment,
  • photography and work
  • photobook
  • Photography and Britain
  • Britain and Europe


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