Chris Steele-Perkins

Pheasant and partridge shooting on 26,000 acre Holkham Estate, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England, 2011.

Christopher Horace Steele-Perkins is a Myanmar-born British photographer and member of Magnum Photos best known for his images of Africa, Afghanistan, England and Japan.

Starting as a freelance photographer in 1971, his first foreign work took him to Bangladesh in 1973. Six years later, he published his first book – The Teds – and began working extensively in the Third World.

Over the following decades, his work won several awards including the Tom Hopkinson Prize for British Photojournalism (1988); the Oscar Barnack Prize (1988) and the Robert Capa Gold Medal (1989). His work is in the collection of the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museums, and the National Museum of Film and Photography (FNAC).

Chris’s most recent books include England, My England, a personal retrospective of work shot in England over the last 40 years, and Fading Light, a portrait of British centenarians. Today, he works mainly in Japan and England.

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