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Book cover of When We Were Young, Memories of growing up in Britain, with three children sitting at round table eating cereal, with ghetto plaster. Published by Hoxton Mini Press.

When We Were Young

Memories of growing up in Britain

By (author) The Anonymous Project


  •  Anonymous family photos from Britain in the 50s to 80s provide an emotional glimpse of past lives 
  • Shulman’s last book Midcentury Memories (9783836575843, Taschen) was named The Times Photography Book of the Year 2019
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Filmmaker Lee Shulman, founder of The Anonymous Project, has spent years collecting almost 800,000 color slides from members of the public. His new book, When We Were Young, records memories of growing up in Britain between the ’50s and ’80s: picnics beside cars, ice creams at the seaside, paddling pool dips, even a baby’s first sip of stout… These richly emotive images are at once unknown and deeply familiar, and looking at them is akin to discovering an old relative’s long-lost photo album. What happened to these people after the shots were taken? These intimate moments provide an escape into the lives of others and also let us reflect on our own past and perhaps, in this time of deep flux for Britain, on our collective future.

Hoxton Mini Press
15th Jan 2021
USA & Canada
8 in x 6 in
192 Pages
153 color
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