An Annual Affair

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To be published October 1st 
Copies will ship from early September

Homer Sykes

An Annual Affair: Some Traditional British Calendar Customs is the culmination of over fifteen years work by leading UK photographer Homer Sykes. Over that period he has searched out and photographed an extraordinary range of traditional annual events and customs that are steeped in British local history and heritage. Most are unknown outside their immediate community.

An Annual Affair is the conclusion of a career long photographic documentation of traditional annual country customs and small town traditions. It follows on from Sykes’ highly successful book Once A Year, first published in 1977 and most recently republished in 2016 by Dewi Lewis Publishing. In this new book there are over 140 photographs from nearly 80 different events, all but three not previously photographed by Sykes. At the back of the book there is a fascinating section dedicated to fuller captions and explanations regarding the history and origin of each event.

Homer Sykes has published more than 16 books. He has featured in magazines worldwide and has exhibited widely, with his first show being held in 1971 at the ICA, London. He was even the first British photographer to be granted a one man exhibition in the prestigious Maison Robert Doisneau museum in Paris.

£36.00 hardback
200 pages, 144 colour plates
290mm x 235mm
ISBN: 978-1-916915-08-4