Melanie Friend: The Plain (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2020)

In the 1980s and early 1990s Melanie Friend worked extensively as a photojournalist, before focusing on the wider aspects of war through long-term photographic projects. The Plain continues Friend’s investigation of everyday militarisation, revealing how war is embedded in this most English of landscapes.

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Czezlaw Siegieda: Polska Britannica (RRB Photobooks, 2020)

Czeslaw Siegieda, born the son of Polish immigrants to England in Leicestershire in 1954, showed an interest in photography from an early age. From his teens he photographed the Polish community he grew up in, moving through fêtes and funerals with an ease only available to an insider.

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