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Two white female festival goers standing at top of hill, sea of people and tents behind them, on cover of 'Glastonbury', by ACC Art Books.


By (author) Liam Bailey


Publishing 10th Jun 2024
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    • Over 120 stunning behind-the-scenes photographs of the largest music and performing arts festival in the world
    • Photographs taken over a period of 30 years, capturing the way the festival has evolved
    • Revealing the grit and grime of the revellers behind the glitz and glamour of the headliners
    • Documentary-style photographs interwoven with stunning artistic compositions
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    Glastonbury is the striking distillation of over 30 years’ unprecedented photographic access to the world’s largest green-field music and performing arts festival. In over 120 memorable images, Liam Bailey invites us to share his experiences of being among its diverse tribes.

    Although Glastonbury has evolved into a sprawling fixture of the British summer calendar, this famously vibrant event is still powered by the belief in alternative communal culture. It is this special energy that has kept Bailey returning every year since 1992. Above all, this ‘access all areas’ visual diary makes a case for the positive human potential of over 200,000 people being able to get together in the open air – to enjoy music, performance and each other.

    Bailey’s work has been exhibited in the UK and abroad, and appeared in magazines and newspapers including The Independent, The Guardian and Condé Nast Traveller.

    About the Author

    Liam Bailey is a photographer, working out of Norfolk, England. After a spell working as a chemistry teacher, followed by a brief stint at the BBC, Liam moved into photography full time. His project work tends to focus on people and documentary, but not exclusively. Alongside several international exhibitions, Glastonbury is Liam's second book. The first, Forever England (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2006) was published following a social documentary examining the inanimate inhabitants of the UK's first model village. The past ten years has seen Liam working as an investment readiness advisor for Creative Arts EAST, and co-founding the online photography platform, Photocrowd.com. In 2006, he was awarded an MA in Photography by the London College of Communication and in 2022 graduated with an MA in Culture and Arts' Photography from Navia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Represented by Institute Artists up until 2020, Liam now represents himself. He is a member of the Association of Photographers.

    ACC Art Books
    Publish date
    10th Jun 2024
    250 mm x 200 mm
    144 Pages
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