God's Fox

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  • Title: God's Fox
  • Artist: Charles Gordon Montgomery
  • Label: Pariah Press
  • Format: Book
  • Genre: Photography
  • Price: €20,00EU (incl. 7% VAT)€18,69non-EU

Paperback, ISBN 9781919629605, 19x13 cm, circa 150 pages, edition of 500 copies.

Meet Charles Gordon Montgomery: ex-boilerman at Prestwich 'Mental' Hospital, hard liver with a hard-liver and the best British photographer you've never heard of.

"I liked art books as a kid but I always felt let down by the words that accompanied the images. I hope God's Fox redresses that bygone injustice," says author Austin Collings, who has been unearthing this marvellous and momentous archive of photographs for over five years, combing through lofts and bin bags.

Coloured by wonder and laced with a sly but also affectionate humour, this is part personal portrait and part study of a particular time and attitude in British history. An 'art book' in Pariah's own idiosyncratic pulp style.

Making fun is easy. Making contact is something much harder.