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Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s


Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Title: Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s

Photographer(s): Ed Barber

Writer(s): Zoë Fairbairns, James Cameron

Designer(s):

Publisher(s): Chatto & Windus, London, England

Year: 1984

Print run:

Language(s): English

Pages: 96

Size: 19,5 x 22,5 cm

Binding: Softcover

Edition:

Print: Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Sommerset, Great Britain

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: England,1980

ISBN: 978-0701128289




Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984

Peace moves, nuclear protest in the 1980s is a photo book by photographer Ed Barber on the  protest against Nuclear power published by Chatto & Windus, London, England,1984


The first four years of the 1980s was a remarkable time on many fronts; Thatcher dominated the political landscape, opposition to her government spilled out of Westminster and into left-wing music, novels, poetry and art. It was a divisive, charged period in which allegiances were formed into new, radical movements and the young became engaged in the way their parents trailblazed in the 1960s. Barber captured these times and the people who took part, his book is full of mesmerizing images of a public rising up in protest, it knew no age limit, class or creed. Misguided? possibly, engaged? most definitely and this book captures the key moments in the Peace Movement’s activities.


The proliferation of such weapons has longed given me cause to consider, given the untold devastation a single bomb can cause is it not right to question the billions spent on having more than a country could ever need? Fairbanks and the subjects of Barber’s book certainly did, and look at those subjects, particularly the young people whose very existence depended on the sensibilities of world leaders. They make for fascinating photographs of Barber’s; young, determined and angry, wearing their beliefs quite literally on their sleeves, these images embody that period brilliantly. It’s two fingers to the establishment, pitched battles with the police and a barb wired fence, setting the scene for the miners strikes to come the following year.





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