About the Book
— Arnold Drapkin, Picture Editor (1950-1988), TIME magazine
A retrospective collection of photographs depicting socio-political change in many of the world’s trouble spots during the 1970s and 1980s. The collection is drawn from the author's extensive photographic archive held by the Hulton Archive in London and represented by Getty Images.
Alex Bowie first discovered a passion for photojournalism when, as a student commuting to and from art college, he witnessed bombings, shootings and rioting on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began documenting the Troubles. After graduating with a BA (Hons.), Bowie went on to photograph socio-political conflict in many of the world’s trouble spots during the 1970s and 1980s, including Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Spain, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. In the early 1980s he worked mainly on assignment for Time magazine and was accredited to the news magazine's Bangkok bureau from 1981 to 1985. His work has appeared in numerous respected international titles, including the International Herald Tribune, Time, Newsweek, Stern, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, the Times and the Guardian. Now represented by Getty Images, Alex Bowie's archival photographs still appear regularly in the media.