Love is one of the most difficult things to photograph, yet this anthology of moving, unexpected images captures the heart of what it means to know and love another. From first love to lost love, these intimate portraits express the tenderness and vulnerability, passion and patience of this powerful emotion. Challenging our perceptions of relationships in the 21st century, this joyful celebration of love beautifully depicts the deep connections between partners of all genders, between friends, siblings, parents and children, and communities.

Written by Rachel Segal Hamilton

This book features the work of:  Curtis Hughes, Deanna Dikeman, Lisa Sorgini, Lucas Bori, Ed Templeton, Erica Reade, Hilary Gauld, Leah Monsour, Jess T. Dugan, Andreas Reeg, Marna Clarke, Magnus Holmes, Matt Weber, Mikaël Theimer, Karen Rosetzsky, Megan K Eagles, Richard Renaldi, Roland Schmid, Rona Bar and Ofek Avshalom, Mirja Maria Thiel, Sophie Harris-Taylor, Maureen Drennan, and Paddy Summerfield.

In collaboration with 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography.

Introduction by Rachel Segal Hamilton.

What does it mean to live in Britain today? These honest portraits offer an alternative view of our shared identity, an eclectic celebration of Britishness and an uplifting account of the triumphs and struggles of the people who inhabit these isles.

The book is published in support of 1854 Media’s annual award, Portrait of Britain, which will see the finest portraits taken in the nation in recent years tour the country via JCDecaux digital billboards in January 2023.

In collaboration with 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography.

With an introduction by Ravi Ghosh.

Our universe may be ever expanding but these moving portraits from all over this small planet remind us that what holds us together is stronger than any forces that seek to pull us apart.

The publication supports a world-touring exhibition organised by 1854 Media. Images are accompanied by a personal story from the photographer – providing a window into the lives of their subjects and celebrating the shared humanity that connects us all.