Chris Steele-Perkins. Magnum Photographer



It was the amazing statistic that there are over 10,000 people aged over 100 in the UK that grabbed Chris Steele-Perkins’ attention – and that number is growing rapidly. The Office of National Statistics predicts that 5% of people alive today in the UK will live to be over 100. That is 3 million people. However, this book is not about statistics and the implications, it is about the people. In Fading Light Chris creates a portrait of this new generation with beautiful photographs and moving interviews. They are a mixed bunch of people who have seen many changes throughout their lives and who have their own personal stories to tell. Fading Light is a moving book which highlights a special group of people who are part of the growing band of centenarians.

  • Hardback 96 pp, 56 b/w photographs
  • Dimensions: 240 x 240mm
  • Publisher: McNidder & Grace, July 2012.
  • ISBN: 978-0-85716-032-4
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