Newly Unemployed Men outside a Labour Exchange, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Colin Jones

Newly Unemployed Men outside a Labour Exchange, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

15.5 x 27 cms (6.09 x 10.61 ins)

1962

HC 10097

Literature

Colin Jones, Grafters, Phaidon, London, 2002 (illustrated p.29)

Signed (twice), titled and dated in pencil on verso

Stamped, "Photographed and Printed by: Colin Jones"; "Colin Jones"

The Hyman Collection includes published and unpublished photographs from Colin Jones important series, Grafters. Colin Jones followed an unusual path into photography, having been a dancer with the Royal Ballet until his late 20s. While on tour in the north of England he began to take pictures of the mining communities and it was not long before he had given up dancing to begin his new career, landing a job at the Observer alongside photographers such as Philip Jones Griffiths and Don McCullin. Jones' subjects are working people: miners, shipbuilders, dockers and dancers. Grafters (Phaidon Press 2002) assimilates Colin Jones' best work to date. Timelessly captivating, it is a revealing tale of industrial post-war Britain, and a moving portrait of poverty and physical hardship endured with dignity.

Inscribed in pencil, "Vintage"; "Nov 62"


British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Colin Jones

Newly Unemployed Men outside a Labour Exchange, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

15.5 x 27 cms (6.09 x 10.61 ins)

1962

HC 10097

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