Having shot Glastonbury Festival since the mid-80's, photographer Stuart Roy Clarke gives us his personal view of the famed UK performing arts event. Panoramic, yet intimate, his images present the full Glastonbury experience: the music and art, the immense landscape and its vibrant, pulsing community; the smiles and hugs and muddy boots, the dancing, and always the passionate faces of people bathed in the warm light of music and art.
"This book of mine, all mine, my cake, my adornments, my festival, is less about headline acts and more about the delight of being at the most anti-war, life-affirming thing I have experienced." - Stuart Roy Clarke
Stuart Roy Clarke, born 1961 in Hertfordshire, England, is a photographer and author whose work has covered themes such as British football, pop music festivals, and the Lake District in Cumbria, UK. He is well known for his ongoing, thirty-year project The Homes of Football and has more recently curated the exhibit Ukraine I Miss You, featuring photographs taken by Ukrainian artists during Russia's 2022 invasion of the country. Clarke has been based in the Lake District throughout his career, although a move to the United States in 2024 is possible; in part to prepare for the FIFA World Cup 2026.
Praise for Stuart Roy Clarke's The Game
"In his new book, The Game, acclaimed soccer photographer Stuart Roy Clarke and writer John Williams chronicle the fabric of the world's game over the past three decades in Great Britain. Through Clarke's lens, the players, the venues, the fans, the big cities and the villages come to life, and Williams's words allow the reader to get lost in the magical, sometimes mythical, world of British soccer." - Dave Johnson, WTOP News
The Game is not just a book you are buying, it is a legitimate work of art you are investing in. With a layout designed by Ben Clarke Hickman, the photographs from Clarke (as well as the older pictures he mixes in with them) provide a handheld gallery of the beauty of the game and its people. - Zhhicks and Pat Mariboe, Royal Blue Mersey/SB Nation