Peter Mitchell - Strangely Familiar (signed, First edition)

  • First edition, Hardcover
  • 47 four-colour plates, 30.6 x 28.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Published by Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2013
  • Pasted in signature card, signed and dated 14th September 2013
  • Some copies may show slight bumps to corners due to long term storage

In the 1970s, Mitchell was working as a truck driver in the English city of Leeds, and he photographed the city during his rounds. This work depicts the factories and small shop owners of Leeds, all photographed in a very formal manner with the aid of a stepladder.

In 1979, the photographs were shown at Mitchell's one-person exhibition at Impressions Gallery in York; this was the first landmark colour photography exhibition in the UK.

The work was later included in the seminal exhibition "How We Are: Photographing Britain" at Tate Britain in 2007. Despite being widely exhibited, collected and written since the 1970s, Peter Mitchell's photographs of Leeds - where he continues to live and work - have never before been published as a monograph. "Strangely Familiar" presents 47 colour plates, beautifully printed on matte paper and playing off of the artist's accompanying texts.




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