Book - The Pleasure Principle
"The Pleasure Principle" is a collection of color photographs of England and its people, representing a powerful and perceptive view of a country during the eighties.
This group represents the 47 prints from the series acquired by Tate Modern in 2017.
Returning to England after spending time photographing abroad in the third world, Chris Steele-Perkins experienced a kind of culture shock. "I was not interested in polemics, or a fashionable cynicism," says Steele-Perkins. "I wanted to re-orientate myself. I found myself returning to the public rituals we employ in the pursuit of happiness. For...