220 x 160mm
Is this you? Then take this program to the club office and claim two free tickets for the next home game.” From the 1950s onwards, football match programs regularly featured ‘Face In The Crowd’ competitions – crowd photographs with a lucky face circled. This simple promotion also managed to create an unintentional visual record of football supporters over the decades. They might seem reminders of an apparently less complicated era, but these images conjure darker, more disturbing echoes: those of faces caught in the crosshairs of an unseen assassin’s rifle, or tracked by the lens of surveillance cameras of some sinister dystopian world. A harbinger of a time when we can no longer be just an anonymous face in the crowd
About the Author
Alan Dein is an oral historian and radio broadcaster, mainly for BBC Radio 4. He’s received major radio awards, including the Prix Italia, the Prix Europa, the Sony Radio Academy and US Third Coast
About the Publisher
We make art books that have a story to tell. Whether it’s our Familiars series – in which we invite artists to reimagine classic works of literature – or our new series, the Irregulars about fascinating pockets of British visual culture, we try to find the art in the most intriguing and unusual places and publish it as beautifully as we can. Run by Elinor Jansz and Richard Embray, we’ve been publishing since 2003.
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