Chris Steele-Perkins moved from Rangoon to London with his family in 1949. He graduated with honours in psychology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1967-70) while working as a photographer and picture editor for the student newspaper.
In 1971 he moved to London and started working as a freelance photographer and started his first foreign work in 1973 in Bangladesh followed by work for relief organizations and travel assignments. In 1975 he worked with EXIT, a group dealing with social problems in British cities. He then joined the Paris-based Viva agency in 1976.
In 1979, his first book, The Teds, was published. Chris joined Magnum and soon began working extensively in the Third World. His latest large-scale project in the developing world was on the situation in Afghanistan. He is now also working extensively in Japan and England.
His reportages have received high public acclaim and have won several awards, including:
- The Tom Hopkinson Prize for British Photojournalism (1988)
- The Oscar Barnack Prize (1988)
- The Robert Capa Gold Medal (1989).
Now out in UK, my new book on centenarians (People who have lived to be over 100 years old) :FADING LIGHT
Recent book, ENGLAND, MY ENGLAND, of English photographs - Northumbria University Press - This is a very personal retrospective of work shot in England over the last 40 years. See some images in Books on this site.
England, My England for British Book Publishers' Award for best Art/Photography book.
Fading Light for Roses Media Award
The Teds 1979
About 70 Photographs 1980
La Gréce au Présent 1981
In Britain's Inner Cities (with Nicholas Battye and Paul Trevor) 1982
Beirut: Frontline Story 1983
The Pleasure Principle 1989
St. Thomas Hospital 1992
Afghanistan, Marvel 2000
Fuji, Umbrage 2001
The Teds (reissue) Dewi Lewis 2002
Echoes, Trolley, 2004
Tokyo Love Hello, Intervalles, 2007
Northern Exposures, Northumbria University Press, 2007
England, My England, Northumbria University Press, 2009
Fading Light, a portrait of some British centenarians, McNidder and Grace 2012