April 2022 for US orders
Text by Abdul Aziz Hafiz
310 x 245mm portrait format
134 pages including 1 foldout / 64 duotone images
Signed and special edition available
Press: New Statesman, Photojournalism Now, Photomonitor, Glltn, The Guardian, Washington Post, HUCK magazine, British Journal of Photography, Aesthetica magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Creative Review
Awards: Shortlisted for the Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards 2022 in the Author Category; Shortlisted for the Aperture PhotoBook Award 2022 First PhotoBook;
BANK TOP by photographer Craig Easton examines the representation and misrepresentation of northern communities. The work focuses on a small, tight-knit community in Blackburn, England, which has become synonymous with the use of words like segregation and integration – BBC’s Panorama describing it as ‘the most segregated town in Britain’. Easton’s photographs, alongside texts by writer, poet and social researcher Abdul Aziz Hafiz, aim to confront stereotypes and question the dangerous over-simplification of the challenges facing such communities. They do so by presenting the contemporary experience of residents as an ‘alternative history telling’.