Work stations

Anna Fox


Edition : First / Manchester / Camerawork / 1988 / Softcover. / VG+
Square 8vo, Unpaginated (ca 96pp). Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Colour plates. Text in English. One of 2000 copies. First and only printing.

“Work Stations is both a fascinating document of contemporary experience and a stunning achievement for colour photography. The daily experience of millions who work in offices is observed with a fresh vision by Anna Fox, who shows the office as a battleground where competition and stress go hand in hand. These illuminating photographs and perceptive captions reveal that traditional hierarchies remain little changed. A brave new adventure for Camerwork, this book is a must for anyone who has ever wondered what makes an office tick.”- that’s what was said in ’88, though much time has passed since, and Fox’s Work Stations has revealed itself to be an excellent study of human behaviour during the autumn of the yuppie years. Fox came up after photographers such as Parr and Graham continuing ‘the new british colour’, and has captured in aspic the rather naive aggression and naked ambition that typified the age. Truly great.

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