A new exhibition and book will mark the important contribution that Tony Ray–Jones (1941 – 1972) and his legacy, have made to British documentary photography. Both will focus on photographs taken between 1966 – 1969 as Ray–Jones, driven by curiousity, travelled across the country to document English social customs and what he saw as a disappearing way of life. This small but distinctive body of photographs was part of an evolutionary shift in British photography, placing artistic vision above commercial success. In this short period of time, Ray–Jones managed to establish an individual personal style. He constructed complex images against a uniquely English backdrop, where the spaces...
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