A new selection of the finest work of one of Britain’s most celebrated documentary photographers.
His work for the first time printed to the very highest standards.
Well known and enormously highly regarded in Devon and the South-west, where it will be stocked and sold well beyond the conventional book-trade.
James was the son of the artist Eric Ravilious, and spent all his working life photographing rural life in and around Devon, an archive which has been described as ‘one of the great artistic and documentary achievements of photography in the 20th century’ (Peter Hamilton, ‘The Independent’).
He has been described by Alan Bennett as ‘a superb exponent of the Englishness of English art’, and with equal enthusiasm by many others.