Syd Shelton is co-director of Graphicsi, London. He began his photography practice in 1972, following a move to Australia. In Sydney, Syd worked as a freelance photo-journalist for newspapers such as Nation Review, The Age, and Digger. In 1975 he had a solo exhibition of his photographs, ‘Working Class Heroes’ in Sydney. In 1976, Syd returned to London and became a member of the Rock Against Racism team. Simultaneously he established the design partnership ‘Hot Pink Heart/Red Wedge Graphics’ which evolved into the current design agency ‘Graphicsi’. During the 1980s, as well as producing photographs for the music press, and graphics for the public and private sector, Syd co-edited, and was art director of, a series of photographic books that includes the award winning Day in the Life of London, and Ireland: A Week in the Life of a Nation.