Chris Steele-PerkinsThe illustrious Chris Steele-Perkins presented England, My England, his new book, to a full house at HOST Gallery. He took the opportunity to show design layouts and discuss the editing process he used in this and many of his previous book projects.

Steele-Perkins was also vociferous about his disappointment in The Photographers’ Gallery in London which he says is failing to live up to its founding principles and the remit bestowed upon it by the huge public funding it receives. A sentiment, it is fair to say, he shares with many photographers and photographic organisations in the UK.




“That tub of lard”, The Photographers’ Gallery is “breaching the trades descriptions act”.


England, My England



Index to parts
0 – 42′ > England, My England, the book.
42’40” > On pictures without captions. Do photographs speak for themselves?
45’39” > On surveillance society. Are the thought police restricting your innocence?
50’20” > On giving subjects a voice. Do you have a right to take their pictures?
52’53” > What other people are thinking when they see me taking pictures.
58’33” > Has the UK changed or even progressed over 40 years of photographing it?
60’35” > How do you settle on a final edit of images for a book project?
64’17” > What advice would you give photographers for funding projects?
69’49” > On “that tub of lard” the Photographers’ Gallery.
77’20” > Getting people to see your work. Newspapers, magazine vs. the internet?
82’10” > On multimedia and “stills trying to be a film”.


emeEngland, My England by Chris Steele-Perkins
Published  Northumbria University Press
ISBN: 978-1-904794-38-7
RRP: £30.00
Format: Hardback
Extent: 160pp
Illustrations: 150 B/W and Colour Photographs

Signed and unsigned copies available, from £24
Telephone: HOST Gallery, London
+44 (0)20 7253 2770

See also the exhibition in London 18 June – 30 July
Kings Place Gallery
90 York Way
N1 9AG
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Visit England, My England at Kings Place