Colin Jones’s north-east assignment resulted in his first big picture spread – astonishing images of people scrabbling for coal on a colliery waste tip near Sunderland, 1962. Photograph: Colin Jones/Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

A dancer from English National Ballet, 1999. Photograph: Colin Jones/TopFoto

Scottswood Road area, Newcastle, 1963. Photograph: Colin Jones/Michael Hoppen Gallery

An image from The Black House project, 1973-1976. Photograph: Colin Jones/TopFoto