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Chris Steele-Perkins

At the age of two, Chris Steele-Perkins (b.1947) moved to England from Burma with his father. At the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he studied psychology and worked for the student newspaper; he graduated in 1970 and started working as a freelance photographer, moving to London in 1971. He worked mainly in Britain in areas concerned with urban poverty and subcultures. In 1975, he worked with EXIT, a collective dealing with social problems in British cities, culminated in the book Survival Programmes (1982). His additional books include: The Teds (1979), The Pleasure Principle (1990), Afghanistan (1992), Fuji (2000), Echoes (2003), Tokyo Love Hello (2007), Northern Exposures (2007), England, My England (2009), and Fading Light (2012).