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England: The Last Hurrah – Iconic Images Gallery, UK

27 Sep — 27 Sep 2023

Photographer Talks: In Conversation with Dafydd Jones

Wednesday, 27 Sept 2023 18:30 BST

Award-winning photographer Dafydd Jones’s work has been featured in major publications from Vanity Fair to The Sunday Times, and resides in gallery collections on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout the 1980s, he was granted access to some of England’s most exclusive upper-class events.

With the publication of England: The Last Hurrah, Jones offers us an irreverent and intimate portrait of high-society England, from birthday parties and charity balls to Eton picnics and private school celebrations.

“With the crack of a hunting rifle and a spray of champagne, these photos give an almost cinematic account of upper-class England at its most riotous, and its most vulnerable,” writes the publisher, ACC Art Books. “Against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain, globalisation, the Falklands War, rising stocks and dwindling inherited fortunes, Jones reveals the inner lives of the established elite as they party long into the night-time of their fading world.”

Join us on Wednesday, 27th of September at the Iconic Images Gallery in Piccadilly for a talk and Q&A with Dafydd Jones, where he will discuss his life and work as a candid and revealing documentarian of the British upper-class.


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