Survival Programmes: Exit Photography Group (Nicholas Battye/Chris Steele-Perkins/Paul Trevor)

Scope and Content

Survival Programmes comprises photographs (all black and white), interview transcripts, drafts and other materials relating to the book Survival Programmes by the Exit Photography Group (Nicholas Battye/Chris Steele-Perkins/Paul Trevor). The photographs and interviews were made between 1974 and 1979, and record life in Britain's inner urban areas in the 1970s.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Survival Programmes' was a Gulbenkian funded project to document inner city environments and lives in the later 1970s. The original photographs were used in a travelling exhibition, and are kept by the Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. A book based on the project, Survival Programmes: in Britain's Inner Cities by the Exit Photography Group (Nicholas Battye/Chris Steele-Perkins/Paul Trevor) was published in 1982.


Section 1: Administration files and correspondence;
Section 2: Processing of images;
Section 3: Processing of interview transcripts;
Section 4: Producing other texts for book;
Section 5: Proofs;
Section 6: Survival programmes book and publicity regarding the project.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Paul Trevor.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed catalogue available online.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

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