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on camera as looking-glass

“Photography can be a mirror and reflect life as it is, but I also think that perhaps it is possible to walk, like Alice, through a looking-glass, and find another kind of world with the camera.”

Tony Ray-Jones

On Photography

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Bowes Museum. 

The first thing I saw at the entrance to the gallery for this exhibition was a glass case filled with memorabilia from Tony-Ray Jones, a particular Martin Parr touch given his love for ephemera. 603 more words


Reportage: Research: Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones, much like Martin Parr, could be described as an anthropological photographer with a distinct interest in the British way of life. He mainly operated in the 1960s before he unexpectedly died from illness. 106 more words


Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones

Tony Ray-Jones was an influential British post-war photographer who is best remembered for his light-hearted, quirky images of the English social landscape. The documentation of his fellow countrymen engaged in various leisure activities embodied a uniquely distinctive vision; quite a departure from the objective style of the 1960s war photographer. 277 more words


Three views of a secret

To the uninitiated,  street photography (SP) might seem a hap hazard activity pursued by camera toting odd balls looking to sneak shots of random strangers. While there is certainly no prohibition on odd balls using cameras, the serious street photographer is likely up to something much more structured and possibly even quite profound. 1,297 more words

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