Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Watching the English

After the winning photos in the 2013 UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards, another photography exhibition in the capital that would be well worth a visit: images by Tony Ray-Jones of British life in the 1960s, as selected by his natural heir to the throne Martin Parr (who also has some pictures interspersed). Looking at the sample presented here, with commentary by Parr, it's clear that Ray-Jones had the happy knack of capturing the quirks of the period with warmth and humour, photographing scenes that may once have seemed mundane but that now speak volumes about the time at which they were taken.

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