Guardian Faber signs Bown photo book

Guardian Faber signs Bown photo book

Guardian Faber has signed a book looking back at the pictures of Observer photographer Jane Bown, who died last year.

Jane Bown: A Lifetime of Looking, will collect more than 200 black and white and colour images from Bown's career, putting her portraits of people such as the Queen and Samuel Beckett in the context of her photojournalism. Luke Dodd will edit the book.

Laura Hassan acquired world rights in the title, and will publish in hardback on 15th October. The cloth bound, slipcased limited edition will include a print of a previously unseen picture of the Beatles.

Hassan said: "Jane worked intuitively, in natural light, and before the days of digital manipulation. There is something wonderfully intimate about her work. We hope this book will be a fitting tribute to a remarkable photographer."

Bown was born in Dorset in 1925. Her first published photo was a portrait of Bertrand Russell, which appeared in the Observer in 1949. During her career, she was made MBE and CBE for her contributions to photography.