Beesley, Ian - Street Life Bradford 1970s-1980s

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Ian Beesley.
Streetlife Bradford 1970s-1980s.

Southport, United Kingdom: Cafe Royal Books, 2020. 
Staple-bound softcover. 
32 pages. 
Second printing.
First printed 2017.
Black & White. 

The black and white photographs are inspired by the
photographer's childhood. Ian Beesley grew up in a
terraced house in Bradford and spent many of his
early days playing in the street. Beesley says whenever
he is working in urban areas, he gravitates towards
street corners and gable ends. This collection is a mixture
of work taken from his archives and more recent photographs
captured on his travels.

Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent
publisher based in Southport, England.
Originally set up as a way to disseminate art,
in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally
while not relying on 'the gallery'.

Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines
as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines.
The photographic publications are part of a long
ongoing series, generally working with photographers
and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls
into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.