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Jack London was a prolific photographer in addition to his writings and social activism, author of The Iron Heel he died in 1916 aged 40 years.
His writing and photography have been brought together in a new series by the publishers Contrasto, melding London’s literature and photography.
Jack London: The Paths Men Take, contains illustrated reports of key events in his career including his time spent in London, the South Pacific and at the time of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Jack London photographing the skeleton of the Snark, in which he sailed across the South Pacific. San Francisco Bay, 1906.
Homeless women sleeping in Spitalfields Garden, London, 1902.
The devastation caused by the San Francisco earthquake on Kearny Street, 1906.
All Photographs: Jack London, Courtesy of Contrasto.
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