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Look Back in Anger

In 1984 I spent 12 months photographing the Miners’ Strike in the UK. Twenty five years later in 2009/10, I revisited some of the mining communities that I had originally photographed. This resulted in a touring exhibition called ‘Look Back in Anger’. The whole experience has been an uplifting one but tinged with sadness. It was good to see old friends again but at the same time, sad to see what has happened to these once proud communities.

Despite what has happened in the intervening period most of the people I spoke to were proud of the stand they took. These pictures are dedicated to them.