Losing Ground by Donovan Wylie. First edition (1998). First impression paperback edition (no hardback issued) in near fine condition. There is a neat previous owner inscription to the front endpage, no other markings, pages clean, binding firm.
About Losing Ground
In 1993, photographer Donovan Wylie began documenting the lives of a group of young people who were first dubbed by Thatcher as New Age Travellers. He found them in a lay-by on a main road in Gloucestershire and has been photographing their lives ever since. Losing Ground tells the intimate story of one gathering of individuals searching for an alternative. Whether disillusioned by modern culture, excluded from it, or simply seeking a safe haven, this group found each other and created its own refuge outside society. Donovan Wylie’s photographs chart their progress and decline, from the idyllic rural setting of Gloucestershire to London’s urban underworld.
About Donovan Wylie
So, Donovan Wylie is an Irish photographer from Northern Ireland, based in Belfast. His work chronicles what he calls "the concept of vision as power in the architecture of contemporary conflict" – prison, army watchtowers and outposts, and listening stations – "merging documentary and art photography".