Includes some never previously seen before images to serve as a unique social document on the dispute that changed the face of Britain. The coal miners' strike of 1984/5 was the longest national strike in British history
Martin Jenkinson was responsible for some of the most striking images to have emerged from political and industrial struggle in Britain over the last 30 years. In addition to his work with the NUM, Martin was also commissioned by many other unions, notably the National Union of Teachers and the TGWU/UNITE. Martin was a former steelworker who combined his politics and his belief in social justice, fairness and equality with his love of photography. Martin died of cancer aged 64 in June 2012. Mark Metcalf is a football author and also works as a freelance journalist, particularly for the Big Issue in the North magazine and the publications of Unite the union. A factory shop steward in 1984-85, Mark was a member of Save Easington Area Mines, a helper at Peterlee support kitchen and a regular on picket lines. Mark Harvey is the owner manager of iD8 Photography, a Sheffield based photographer with over 20 years experience of corporate, trade union, portrait and documentary photography.