1. Jamie Hawkesworth Launches Preston Bus Station Book

    M.A.P are excited to announce the launch of Jamie Hawkesworth’s first monograph book Preston Bus Station, published by Dashwood Books.

    From the press release: ‘It was while living in Preston in 2010 that the city’s imposing Brutalist bus station, built by Ove Arup and Partners in 1969, first caught Hawkesworth’s eye. “I did a project with Adam Murray, an ex-tutor of mine, where we spent the weekend at the bus station and produced a little newspaper filled with portraits of the teenagers we saw there”. A few years later when Hawkesworth heard of plans to demolish the iconic building he determined to "move back to Preston for a month and spend every day in the bus station taking photographs. The station is one big loop, and I just walked around it all day, every day, just waiting for people to pop out at me. I tried not to think about it any more than that, it was just whoever would catch my eye in a particular moment. It was a centre for Megabus so if a bus comes from up North, it goes through Preston to go South, so there was always an influx of really interesting people coming through the station. When I found someone, I’d ask to take their portrait and that was it. To a certain extent, I was trying to be spontaneous about it; whether it was an old man, a kid with a funny haircut or interesting shoes – I just let anything be photographed.” After seven years, since Hawkesworth began the project his first monograph Preston Bus Station is being published by Dashwood Books.’

    Jamie Hawkesworth is launching Preston Bus Station with a series of book signings across the world, ending with a final one in Preston Bus Station itself to be announced next year.

    Wednesday, November 15th, 7-9pm
    Donlon Books, London
    www.donlonbooks.com

    Saturday, November 18th, 4-6pm
    Huis Marseille, Amsterdam 
    www.huismarseille.nl

    Sunday, November 19th, 5-7pm
    Yvon Lambert, Paris 
    shop.yvon-lambert.com

    Friday, November 24th, 6-8pm
    Dover Street Market Ginza, Tokyo 
    ginza.doverstreetmarket.com

    Saturday, November 25th, 7.30-9.30pm
    Daikanyama T Site, Tokyo
    real.tsite.jp

    Friday, December 1st, 6-8pm
    Dashwood Books, New York
    www.dashwoodbooks.com