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Seven Sisters Colliery, Dulais Valley, South Wales

Colin Jones

Seven Sisters Colliery, Dulais Valley, South Wales

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

26.5 x 37.5 cms (10.41 x 14.74 ins)

1965

HC 10099

Exhibited

Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield, 2018-19. (This print)

Literature

Colin Jones, Grafters, Phaidon, London, 2002 (illustrated pp.70-71, double page)

Vintage print without borders.

Stamped, "Photographed and Printed by: Colin Jones"

Inscribed in pencil, "Vintage"



The Hyman Collection includes published and unpublished photographs from Colin Jones important series, Grafters.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.

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Colin Jones

Seven Sisters Colliery, Dulais Valley, South Wales

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

26.5 x 37.5 cms (10.41 x 14.74 ins)

1965

HC 10099

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