The Men Who Would Be King is a collaboration between photographer Jon Tonks and writer Christopher Lord. This photobook tells the stories of men from Europe and America who go to Vanuatu, claiming or believing they are the fulfilment of a prophecy on the islands that says a divine man will one day come from overseas.
Presenting a series of encounters between 2014 and 2018, these are tales as wily as any fiction; the claimant to a tropical throne living in exile in Nice, the American filmmaker wandering between villages handing out necklaces of his own face.
Dewi Lewis, 2021
h260 x w210 mm
72 colour photographs
Text by Christopher Lord
The Men Who Would be King Jon Tonks Dewi Lewis Publishing Christopher Lord 2021
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