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About

My name is Chris Steele-Perkins. I am a British photographer and member of Magnum Photos (1979), best known for my depictions of Africa, Afghanistan, England, and Japan. I was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1947 to a British father and a Burmese mother. I grew up and was educated in England. My wife is Japanese and I am proud to say that I am a Londoner! 

Chris Steele-Perkins in London Live News talking about The New Londoners, 18 June 2017
Chris Steele-Perkins in London Live News talking about The New Londoners, 18 June 2017

I started The New Londoners project four years ago. The idea behind it was to think of a different way to photograph migration. Migration is one of the great issues of our time and I wanted to explore the seismic shift in what it means to be British, which for so long has meant white British. 

To do this I photographed and interviewed 164 families (with their myriad meanings of family) from 187 countries, that are now living in London. This series of photographs was taken in people’s homes to give consistency and a greater degree of intimacy, and is about families rather than individuals to give a greater sense of rootedness in London. I focused on London because not only is it my home, but it is also the most ethnically diverse city in the world.

©Chris Steele-Perkins, Bangladesh & South Africa, The New Londoners 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Bangladesh & South Africa, The New Londoners 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Belgium & Mozambique, The New Londoners 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Belgium & Mozambique, The New Londoners 2019

I am documenting this change to leave a record behind of these phenomena at the start of the 21st century. Brexit has given the project new poignancy. Despite the rhetoric and fear of some that society will break down under the pressure and strain the new population inevitably creates, the evidence before us is that London works! The New Londoners is a celebration of London's fabulous cultural richness -of whom I am part!

©Chris Steele-Perkins, Argentina & Germany, The New Londoners 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Argentina & Germany, The New Londoners 2019

The British Library has taken the full portfolio set of 164 prints into their archive collection as a permanent record and historic reference of who we are now and I feel very strongly that this project should be made available to a wider audience in the form of a book that will record these significant changes. 

The New Londoners, my eleventh book, will run to 350 pages, 1,500 copies, and it will be one of the most important books that I have had published.  Dewi Lewis Publishing, an independent, experienced and prestigious British publisher, has agreed to publish it but due to the sheer size of this project, funding is required. With your kind support for this campaign, we can ensure the project is accessible to future generations. 

©Chris Steele-Perkins, Burkina Faso, The New Londoners 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Burkina Faso, The New Londoners 2019

The New Londoners project has been featured in BBC,  Peckham Peculiar, The Guardian, Dulwich Diverter, Magnum Photos, CNN, XCity Magazine, London Live News, and the British Journal of Photography.

Some images from the project have been exhibited in London, UK at Fix Photo Festival 2017, organised by Laura Noble, Director of LA Noble Gallery, and a selection of 20 images will be on show at the British Library from 29 March to 7 June 2019. 

©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Exhibition, British Library, London
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Exhibition, British Library, London

This project will be published as a beautiful photo book on 29 March 2019 (Brexit date) by Dewi Lewis. I have worked with Dewi Lewis on previous projects. A Place in the Country (my tenth and latest book) and The Teds (my first, published in 1979 and reprinted in 2002).

The Teds (1st and 2nd edition), and A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
The Teds (1st and 2nd edition), and A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins
A Place In The Country, published by ©Dewi Lewis, photographs ©Chris Steele-Perkins

Your support will fund all the costs associated with producing The New Londoners book, from design, printing and binding, to reproduction and proofing. It will be a run of 1,500 copies which will be 29cm x 26cm in portrait format, hardcover, and will include an Introduction by me. It will feature 164 digital colour images with accompanying interviews. See sample pages below:

©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Afghanistan, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Afghanistan, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Albania, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Albania, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Angola, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Angola, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Antigua & Barbuda, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Antigua & Barbuda, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Australia & Germany, The New Londoners Book 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, Australia & Germany, The New Londoners Book 2019

Have a look at some of the special rewards you can receive. There are limited edition posters, The New Londoners book itself, two lucky dips, portfolio reviews, or even a family portrait session with myself only available through this Kickstarter campaign. See pictures below.  

©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners, Limited Edition Poster 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners, Limited Edition Poster 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners, Limited Edition Poster 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins, The New Londoners, Limited Edition Poster 2019
©Chris Steele-Perkins Photobooks
©Chris Steele-Perkins Photobooks
©Chris Steele-Perkins Selected Works
©Chris Steele-Perkins Selected Works
©Chris Steele-Perkins,"Wales 2000, dogs playing and broken window" from the book Echoes. Editioned inkjet print.
©Chris Steele-Perkins,"Wales 2000, dogs playing and broken window" from the book Echoes. Editioned inkjet print.

Everything is ready to go. I really appreciate any support you can give me. Receive my warm-hearted Thanks!!!

Risks and challenges

The risk and challenge involved here would be the chance of delay with printing and delivery. However, I am working with Dewi Lewis, a highly experienced publisher with whom I have successfully worked in the past. The project and the book design are completed so with your generous support this book will be published by the 29 of March 2019. We will do our utmost to get the books and all rewards delivered on time for the book launch April 2019!

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    NEW: R A F F L E Competition!

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    A4 Portfolio Set of 25 Images

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