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Gary's Friends - Adrian Clarke

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Adrian Clarke is an English photographer who works in a social realist style.

In "Gary's Friends" Clarke directs his lens at a community of drug and alcohol abusers in the North East of England. In this collection of sixty photographs and forty interviews no part of these troubled lives is hidden from view. Most of Clarke's subjects are connected in one way or another to Gary Crooks, ex-drug addict, drug dealer, gangster and armed robber and now a thoughtful and intelligent commentator on his own life. He and his friends and relatives describe with startling honesty their childhoods in the disintegrating ex-mining communities around Durham. Others describe lives of heroin addiction and prostitution in inner city Middlesbrough. All describe what is it to be addicted to drugs or alcohol or to care for someone who is.The book is introduced by Alexander Masters, prize-winning author of "Stuart: A Life Backwards", who describes Clarke's pictures as having 'a mesmerising air of stillness and revelation - as if the subjects are caught between words...the miracle of (Clarke's) photography is the un-trumpeted delicacy of the expressive moments he captures...(he) has managed, as in the best photo-reportage, to capture with stark authenticity the spirit of a rich, disturbing and unexpected world'.

Item details

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Adrian Clarke
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition:
2007 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955575907
ISBN-13:
9780955575907
Number of pages:
114
Publisher:
West Pier
Title:
Gary's Friends

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Adrian Clarke is an English photographer who works in a social realist style.

In "Gary's Friends" Clarke directs his lens at a community of drug and alcohol abusers in the North East of England. In this collection of sixty photographs and forty interviews no part of these troubled lives is hidden from view. Most of Clarke's subjects are connected in one way or another to Gary Crooks, ex-drug addict, drug dealer, gangster and armed robber and now a thoughtful and intelligent commentator on his own life. He and his friends and relatives describe with startling honesty their childhoods in the disintegrating ex-mining communities around Durham. Others describe lives of heroin addiction and prostitution in inner city Middlesbrough. All describe what is it to be addicted to drugs or alcohol or to care for someone who is.The book is introduced by Alexander Masters, prize-winning author of "Stuart: A Life Backwards", who describes Clarke's pictures as having 'a mesmerising air of stillness and revelation - as if the subjects are caught between words...the miracle of (Clarke's) photography is the un-trumpeted delicacy of the expressive moments he captures...(he) has managed, as in the best photo-reportage, to capture with stark authenticity the spirit of a rich, disturbing and unexpected world'.

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Adrian Clarke
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 21.5 cm
Edition:
2007 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955575907
ISBN-13:
9780955575907
Number of pages:
114
Publisher:
West Pier
Title:
Gary's Friends

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