The City of Durham needs little introduction for it is among the principal historic
cities of England, a position it has held for centuries and which is reflected in its
fine architecture and particularly in its magnificent castle and cathedral.
Philip Nixon, award-winning photographer, was asked to produce this book for
Halsgrove because he knows the city so well. His photographs show not only the
major sights and scenes but also the often forgotten corners and details of
history, life and architecture that go to make up every great city.
This book provides over 150 stunning images of the city, celebrating all that
is fine about the place. As a souvenir of a visit, or as a keepsake for those who
live and work in Durham, this book will long be treasured.
Philip Nixon is now semi-retired from an award winning professional
photography career that saw his work commissioned by companies
and organisations all over England. His work has been published
worldwide in countless magazines, newspapers, calendars and
books. He has written over ten books and now teaches photography
and runs popular photographic workshops in County Durham. His
many awards include those for Wedding Photography, Pictorial,
Press and PR work and Slide-tape audio-visual. He was an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society, a licentiate member
of the Master Photographers’ Association and one of the first in the country to gain the
prestigious Diploma in Photographic Practice.
In his free time Philip enjoys serving as a steward and guide in Durham Cathedral. His
continuing enthusiasm for photography sees him leading photographic walks in Durham City
and around the County
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 206 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published September 2014.