In Loving Memory of Work: A Visual Memory of the UK Miners Strike (Revised & Expanded Edition) | Craig Oldham
It's wonderful to have Craig Oldham's magnificent visual history of the '84-'85 miner's strike back in stock; especially as its documentation of protest and activism chimes even louder in the times we are currently living through.
In Loving Memory of Work tells the story of the UK Miners' Strike 1984-85 through a record of the visual culture of the working class affected during this pivotal period. Photographs, posters, badges, banners and more are presented here alongside contemporary commentary that creates both a fascinating document of a specific historical period, as well as an exploration of dissent more broadly, and the vital role visual material can play in the radical, even revolutionary, moment.
Originally published in 2015, this revised and updated Rough Trade Books edition features a selection of brand-new material to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the dispute, celebrating the breadth of working class creativity while simultaneously paying homage to a devastated community.
With a forward by Ken Loach, and contributions from renowned artists and designers (including Jeremy Deller, Rick Poynor, Ian Anderson, and Ken Garland), as well as many recollections from activists, political cartoonists, filmmakers and banner artists - this book is an essential addition to anyone interested in the visual culture of dissent.