The People’s Republic of Mancunia
A Collection of Photography by Rik Jundi
photography / poetry
ISBN 978-1-9161479-8-0 | 74pp | 2020
New Title Published 21st September 2020
Rik Jundi has photographed all over the world, gaining an incredible portfolio of street photography. Now based in South Manchester, his collection of reportage-style images represents the interaction of the people and places of his home city. Amongst the chaos of the moment, he is able to find an inner calm wherein life crystallises with light, shadow, movement and emotions.
Features over 30 full-page colour images showcasing the interplay and connection of Manchester’s sights, sites and citizens. Each photograph in this enthralling collection is accompanied by an ekphrastic response from the city’s leading wordsmiths, emotionally consolidating a relationship that runs deep in The People’s Republic of Mancunia.
Includes specially commissioned poetry from Neil Bell, Dominic Berry, Janine Booth, Marvin Cheeseman, Rose Condo, Cathy Crabb, Tony Curry, John Darwin, Rosie Fleeshman, Joy France, Dermot Glennon, PJ, Gus Jonsson, Mad Aunty Kerry, Kieren King, A.K. McAllister, Sarah Miller, Dave Morgan, Melanie Neads, Henry Normal, Steve O’Connor, Anna Percy, Gerry Potter, Lucy Power, Sarah Pritchard, Alex Slater, copland smith, Mark Mace Smith, Rob Steventon, Laura Taylor, Stevie Turner, Dave Viney, Geneviève L. Walsh, Ben Willems and contributing editor Paul Neads.
"What springs to mind when you think of Manchester? Do you walk the city and wish you could put what you’re experiencing into words? [The People's Republic of Mancunia] does exactly that." - Helen Nugent, Northern Soul