UK 1984-85 Thatcher's divided Britain
A set of photographs that I took in the early 80's in Britain about the class division that still exists in Britain. The pictures of the "Upper class" where shot in London and Cambridge and the "Honourable Royal Artillery Club". The unemployed "Working class" youths where shot in the Northern part of England, as well as the Miners Strike 1984-85.
Thatcher was ‘mending’ a broken economy, not enough attention was paid to a ‘broken society’. After Four Decades of British Protest, we are living similar times in the present day.
Philip Gordon has worked for more than 25 years as Photojournalist. Gordon has travelled around the world taking striking images that are now vivid records of the difficult social and economic challenges of an era (the Thatcherism era, the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union, the space race, and the transformation of Japan). He was born and raised in the United Kingdom, but has lived in several countries, among others Japan, UK, former URSS. He has cultivated a unique photographic style with a strong social approach.
He has been published by Der Spiegel, Time, Newsweek, The Economist, US-News & World Report, Guardian, Independent, The Guardian, The Times, Der Ziet, Asia Week, South, The Observer Magazine, Marie Claire, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Stern, Paris Match, New York Times, L'uisine Nouvelle and many other publications.
For more information about his publications, please visit REA or Impact photo library. Philip is also an animator and graphic designer, graduated in 2008 by Central Saint Martins. He currently works as animator for New Opera Hero among others.To view more of Philip’s work go to: http://blah-de-blah-to you.blogspot.com/2009/02/photojournalism.html, http://www.flickr.com/photos/blah_de_blah_to_you/
All images © Philip Gordon