Jamie Hawkesworth in conversation at the V&A, London (via Zoom)

British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth is known for his generous, naturally-lit approach to portraiture; his images consistently explore the relationships between people and their surroundings and in doing so, comment on contemporary social issues. Join him in conversation with V&A curator Lydia Caston for a discussion of his career that spans documentary, fashion, and editorial work, from capturing the Preston Bus Station to collaboration with brands including JW Anderson, Alexander McQueen, and Vogue. The talk is in celebration of Jamie’s new book, The British Isles.

This talk will be held on Zoom, and all ticket holders will receive a link to view on the morning of the event.

Thursday 22 July
16:00 BST, London
11:00 EDT, New York

Tickets (£5)

About The British Isles

The British Isles is an account of thirteen years of life across the United Kingdom, as seen through the lens of Jamie Hawkesworth. In this sprawling sequence of portraits and landscapes, Hawkesworth surveys the characters and terrains that make up the everyday fabric of his home country: schoolchildren and shopworkers, markets and estates, priests and professionals, cities and construction sites. These photographs chart an alternative history of a period of British history punctuated by austerity, referenda, celebration, and conflict. As much as a historical document, this book is an exercise in generous curiosity, presenting a radically democratising portrait of the United Kingdom.

Find out more and order copies here.

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