Colin Jones: Grafters

A collection of photographs of industrial workers in post-war Britain.

Text by Mark Haworth-Booth


Price: USD$59.95



  • A collection of timeless and sympathetic photographs of working people and industrial landscapes in post-war Britain by former Royal Ballet dancer Colin Jones (b.1936)
  • Known previously for his iconic photographs of 1960s rock stars, Jones' first published body of work provides a fascinating social record of a former era
  • A moving portrait of poverty and physical hardship endured by miners, shipbuilders, dockers and dancers taken whilst on a Ballet show tour in the North of England

In The Press

'A wonderful evocation of ways of life that will never be the same again.' (Amateur Photography)

'An exceptional record of the old industrial world.' (Independent on Sunday)

About the author(s)

Colin Jones (b.1936), formerly a dancer with the Royal Ballet, began to take photographs of mining communities while on tour in the north of England. His career as a photographer started at the Observer in the 1960s, during which period he also became known for his portraits of rock icons of the period.

Mark Haworth-Booth is a curator and writer on photography, and is Acting Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. His other books include British Photography (1989) and Photography: An Independent Art (1997)


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