From the publisher:
This is one of a series of short, staple bound books published by Café Royal Books. Café Royal Books is the publishing project of artist and scholar Craig Atkinsion, dedicated to the creation of a “focussed and complete archive of British documentary photography.” Café Royal books are generally printed in black and white in relatively small editions, and focus on works by photographers of any nationality made in the British Isles, as well as works by British photographers made abroad.
This book collects Ian Beesley’s photographs of football fans. Beesley, who was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is known for his depictions of working-class life and industry in Northern England. These images of football fans are expertly composed, capturing the range of emotions a sporting event can provoke, as well as serving as a sociological look at football culture in England.