In the Picture: The Family with Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Talk December 6, 2011 7:00 PM


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A decade ago, photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg got under the skin of organised crime for his book The Firm which portrayed the lives of the gangsters, pimps and prostitutes who roam Britain’s shadowy underworld.

The VII photographer has revisited the UK’s gangland to complete his recent three-year project The Family looking at a younger, more chaotic generation and the decaying empire of the British mob. By providing an intimate window on their criminal lives, Bain Hogg gives a rich picture of the UK’s crime scene and the new characters who orchestrate it.

Jocelyn Bain Hogg started his photography career as a unit photographer on film sets after studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College. He shot publicity for the BBC and photographed fashion before moving into documentary projects and editorial assignments. His work has been included in numerous publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times, The Independent, The Observer, GQ and Le Monde. He is a member of the VII photo agency.

He will be in conversation with journalist and documentary filmmaker Sean Langan.

The Family is available to pre-order from the Foto8 website.