The Observer published its first Jane Bown photograph in December 1949, beginning a romance between Britains oldest Sunday paper and the countrys most loved photographer that still flourishes. By 1980, she was renowned enough for the National Portrait Gallery to hold a one-person exhibition of her work and there have been no fewer than seven published collections of her photographs.
This first ever collection of Bowns non-portraiture stretches back to her student days and includes many previously unpublished and some previously unseen images.
It stands as a fascinating insight into Bowns development as an artist, and reveals a breadth to her talents that will surprise and energise all lovers of her work.
The many set pieces, whose instinctive drama captures social history in the making, will appeal to the retrospective market.
Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Guardian Newspapers Ltd; First Edition edition (1 Sept. 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0852650760 ISBN-13: 978-0852650769