Zines and Subversion: Café Royal Books photo exhibition on show until 12 June

New exhibition Zines and Subversion showcase Cafe Royal Books over the years
From the CRB zine ‘The English at Play’ (Image credit: © Patrick Ward / Popperfoto / Cafe Royal Books)

This new exhibition, Zines and Subversion, celebrates the work of publishing house Café Royal Books. Established in 2005 by Craig Atkinson, the publication and independent family run publisher focuses on post-war documentary photography in relation to Britain and Ireland, shared in an accessible weekly zine format.

Featuring 500 zines and 167 photographs, by 70 photographers published over the years by Café Royal Books, the exhibition opened on 14 April and will be available to visit at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, UK until 12 June 2022.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.