Selected by Martin Parr as one of his '10 Best Books of 2013' --British Journal of Photography
About the Author
Born in the West Midlands in 1981, Jon Tonks studied product design before becoming a staff photographer on a local newspaper. He moved to London to take a master's degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, and it was during his studies that he undertook a trip to Ascension Island which was to launch the 'Empire' project. Winner of an AOP award, Tonks has been published widely in the UK national press and his work is in a number of private collections. 'Empire' is his first book.