Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins’ works revolve around urban issues, particularly poverty. He’s been on assignment in Africa, Afghanistan, England, and Japan. Rather than “other”-ing the subjects and environments in his photos, Steele-Perkin’s photography provides a raw glimpse of moments and actions of the everyday. The photographer’s role, in this case, is not projecting their own objectifying and exoticizing gaze.
The British photographer was born in July 1947 in Rangoon to a British father and Burmese mother. He studied psychology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a member of Magnum Photos. Shortly after finishing university, Steele-Perkins went on to become a freelance journalist and went on assignments both in Britain and abroad. He’s contributed to photo books, such as editing the Arts Council of Great Britain’s About 70 Photographs, and published his own (The Teds). He currently works and lives in London
Images courtesy of Chris Steele-Perkins