The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is the hallmark of this great and fascinating city.
Over the last four years leading British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. These are beautiful and powerful portraits with each family photographed in their home; and through insightful interviews we learn of the varied experiences of these families from across the globe.
The New Londoners is a plea for tolerance and for openness of heart. At a time when social and political divisions seem to be opening up across the UK, it is a timely reminder both of the important role that immigration has played in the country as well as the rich and valued diversity that is a hallmark of the capital city and which makes London such a special place.
Recognised internationally, Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins moved from Rangoon to London with his father in 1949. He has exhibited and published worldwide and his work is in many major photographic collections. He has published twelve previous books including The Teds and A Place In The Country, which are both published by Dewi Lewis.
Chris Steele-Perkins: The New Londoners
348 pages, 164 colour plates
290mm x 260mm