David Bailey

King’s X

Published 26th September 2017

King’s Cross focuses on the fast-changing landscape of the King’s Cross area. Bailey’s relatively recent photographs are a testament to the ever- changing city and the stories held within.

Bailey presents a striking yet complementary contrast to the street photography of King’s Cross, turning his famed portraiture to the people that live on those very streets. Initially commissioned by The Big Issue in 1999, these portraits of homelessness showcase Bailey’s unsurpassed talent in capturing unexpected aspects of his subjects, challenging preconceptions with a quiet immediacy.

“It’s only as the latest tides of change have swept around the same streets where Bailey used to amble that we see here that they have come into their own. Look at these now, only a few years old, and they might as well come from a generation ago.” — Francis Hodgson

Beautifully presented, this limited edition large format two-book set presents Bailey’s photography in stunning detail. Each book includes a newly commissioned text by Francis Hodgson, former photography critic for the Financial Times.

For every copy of this book sold a £10 donation will be made to a homeless charity.

The book is published to coincide with the King’s X exhibition, showcasing a selection of the photographs featured in these books at HENI, 6-10 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LB which runs from 27 September 2017– 29 October 2017.