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Being English by Patrick Ward

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The English are a gregarious lot. Give them the chance to party and they turn up in their droves. For fifty years, Patrick Ward has been documenting their glorious mix of eccentricity, exuberance and quiet reserve. His early photographs show a class-ridden society still hide-bound and traditional – the antithesis of the Swinging Sixties. Only a lone image of the 1968 Isle of Wight Festival hints at that seismic cultural change. Even in the 1970s, photographs of the Eton Wall Game, a stiff city gent being measured for a hunting jacket and debutantes at Queen Charlotte’s Ball contrast starkly with Yorkshire miners enjoying their gala and whippet racers in Accrington.

 

27 cm x 29 cm

216 pages

Hardback with dust jacket

Published by Bluecoat Press

ISBN 9781908457219

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