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Craig Atkinson


UK based photographer / artist, publisher (Café Royal Books), lecturer (UCLan), visiting lecturer (lots), and dad (x2). Generally concerned with various aspects of the urban or man-made environment, usually Brutalist. Interested in observations of ‘the everyday’.

Founded Café Royal Books in 2005. Publishes weekly titles focusing broadly on aspects of change, usually British documentary, 1970 — 2000.

Work collected by MoMA, Tate, V&A, Natonal Gallery of Canada, Library of Birmingham, Martin Parr, Glasgow School of Art, LCC, Oxbridge and many other international public, private and educational libraries, galleries and museums.

Clients include The Royal Court, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times, Orange, YCN, Adidas Originals…

Recent talks given at the Brighton Biennial, Photo London, Brighton University, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Manchester Met, The Tetley / Leeds Artists Book Fair, Plymouth University.