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Photographic Gallery: John Angerson's English Journey | reviews, news & interviews

Photographic Gallery: John Angerson's English Journey

Photographic Gallery: John Angerson's English Journey

Portraits taken in the footsteps of JB Priestley

Anna Baranovska, single mother, Birmingham. Originally from Lativa, she was shortlisted for Miss EnglandJohn Angerson
“Being a rambling but truthful account of what one man saw and heard and felt and thought during a journey through England.” Upon its publication 75 years ago, J B Priestley’s English Journey became an important influence for writers, photographers and even, it has been suggested, the agenda of the post-war Labour administration. Cushioned by the success of The Good Companions (1929), Priestley embarked on his tour of the English regions at a time of economic Armageddon. In this new English journey, and in the teeth of a new recession, photographer John Angerson set out to follow in Priestley’s footsteps to document an England which exists now. He takes Priestley’s subtitle as his own.

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