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Butchers Row
Craig Atkinson
Café Royal Books


24 pages
140×200 mm
ISBN: Not available


Butchers Row documents the roofed street in Leeds Kirkgate Market, UK, which houses 15 butchers shops, each working side by side. Atkinson says he took the photographs one Saturday morning before the market was open to the public as the businesses were setting up for the day. The paper use is recycled unchlorinated 80gsm. Similar to the paper once used by butchers to wrap meat.

Craig Atkinson is a UK based photographer/artist, founder of Café Royal Books and lecturer in UCLan. His work is generally concerned with various aspects of the urban or man-made environment, usually Brutalist. Atkinson’s work has been collected by MoMa, The Tate and The V&A, as well as many other international public, private and educational libraries, galleries and museums.

A weekly photographic publication focusing broadly on aspects of change (usually within the UK), Café Royal Books, founded in 2005, is an independent publisher based in the North West of England.