Philip Jones Griffiths is one of the most well-known Vietnam war photographers. In his new book Recollections he presents somewhere much closer to home with pictures of Britain taken in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Back to the bad old days... The pictures depict the life of the working classes and contains both social and political affairs, charting the changes that took place throughout the three decades. The streets and the people on it play the most important role. Every single person is captured in a unique and emotional, yet humorous way. The humor in these pictures creates a huge contrast with the - often somber - scenery. Philip Jones Griffiths (1936-2008), former president of the Magnum collective, mastered the language of compelling photography.
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