About Euan Duff

Euan Duff was born in 1939. Growing up in London, he trained as a photographer and freelanced as a photo-journalist during the 1960s and then went into teaching, finally setting up and running the first degree course in photography offered by Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, before taking early retirement in 1990.
He published ‘How We Are’ (Allen Lane, 1971) and ‘Workless’ (Penguin, 1975); and exhibited at the ICA in London in 1971. His work was included in two major retrospectives of British photography - ‘Through the Looking Glass’ at the Barbican in 1990 and ‘How We Are - Photographing Britain’ (whose title derived from his book) at Tate Britain in 2007. It also featured, along with the work of Peter Mitchell, in an exhibition and conference about photography in the 1970s held at the University of Sussex in 2005, after he had donated much of his early work to their archives. Other work was also donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and to the National Portrait Gallery.
A full CV and examples of his work can be found on his website at

Euan photographed the daily activities of Woodlands between 2010 & 11 in order to provide a contemporary portrait of life on a working farm.

The triumphs, the demands, the camaraderie, the extraordinary dedication of the people working at Woodlands are represented in this powerful sequence of pictures that has now been put together in a movie format, lasting 15 minutes and entitled 'yin yang', after the Eastern philosophy of natural balance.

Spring 2011

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