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Screen Time

Smart­phones – almost every­one uses one, and most of us are addict­ed. In this book, pho­tog­ra­ph­er Dafy­dd Jones shows us just how per­va­sive our screen addic­tion has become. His stand­ing as one of the world’s lead­ing social pho­tog­ra­phers has giv­en him unique access to an extra­or­di­nary range of social events – from exclu­sive par­ties, to the races, to fash­ion shows, film fes­ti­vals and débu­tante balls. His keen eye, and an instinct for the absurd, has allowed him to cap­ture the behav­iour of peo­ple who are either unaware of, or indif­fer­ent to the cam­era. Screen Time explores a vari­ety of social sit­u­a­tions, from the mun­dane to the exalt­ed, and fea­tures celebri­ties, actors, mod­els – and even the occa­sion­al princess – all glued to their phones. 

Dafy­dd Jones focus­es on one of the most dom­i­nant ele­ments of the social life of our times – how the smart­phone has tak­en over. A time­ly and sober­ing look at this phe­nom­e­non, it is done with his usu­al elo­quence as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er.’
— Mar­tin Parr

A lit­tle gem of a book chron­i­cling that most gullible of all species, the human being’
— Craig Brown, Books of the Year 2019, Mail on Sunday

Dafy­dd Jones (b. 1956) was the social pho­tog­ra­ph­er for the Tatler and Van­i­ty Fair, and his work has been fea­tured in most of the broad­sheet news­pa­pers, includ­ing the Times, and the Sun­day Tele­graph. His work is held in the col­lec­tions of the Nation­al Por­trait Gallery and the Hyman Col­lec­tion of British Pho­tog­ra­phy, in Lon­don, the Mar­tin Parr Foun­da­tion, in Bris­tol, the Opsis Foun­da­tion, in New York, and the Yale Muse­um of British Art, in New Haven. 

Dafydd Jones
Dafydd Jones
Jean-Michel Dentand

16 × 21cm
6 ¼ × 8 ¼ in
100 colour photographs
£14.95 | $19.95

ISBN 978-1-911422-28-0