Muslim schoolboys,  Dewsbury, 1989
Muslim schoolboys,  Dewsbury, 1989
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Muslim schoolboys, Dewsbury, 1989

Denis Thorpe

£50.00

A sea of skullcaps greeted the Guardian photographer, Denis Thorpe, when he was dispatched to a school in Dewsbury, Yorkshire in 1989 to cover a meeting discussing grant-aided schools. “They were so beautiful and intricate, and all the designs were different,” Thorpe recalls. “They were listening intently, so I waited and waited, willing one to turn around. If you will something long enough, it will happen. He’s not even looking at me but is distracted by something else.” It was a wonderful human moment, he says, that gave the picture the focal point it needed. Words: Hannah Booth

 

Specifications

  • Exclusive collectible fine-art print from the Guardian & Observer
  • Presented on museum-grade C-Type matt photographic paper stock
  • Guaranteed archival quality for 100+ years
  • 30x40cm print size, dimensions include border for easy framing
  • Delivered to your door, supplied unframed
  • Printed in the UK by theprintspace
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