"Survival Programmes presents simply and vividly the existing situation in Britain's inner cities. It documents the scale and complexity of inner city deprivation--and the different responses to it--in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glascow, and Belfast. The experience is communicated in the form of photographic and verbal record. The photographs provide a narrative sequence and can be read independently of the text, which is from tape-recordings of people speaking from their own experience. The two narratives develop independently yet in parallel. The unfolding relationship of image and text is complex, uneven, revealing and open to many different interpretations."
Acclaimed project on inner city areas of Britain by the Exit Photography Group (Nicholas Battye/Chris Steele-Perkins/Paul Trevor) between 1974-79. The book's inventive design offers three narratives - visual, verbal
and the often ambiguous relationship between the two.
A long forgotten classic British social documentary photobook.
Previously unopened copy in remarkable condition for it's age. Light yellowing and ageing to the cover, inside near fine.