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Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life.
Curated by Martin Parr and Greg Hobson, this exhibition features an unprecedented number of Ray-Jones photographs showcasing the brief yet prolific life and practice of this seminal photographer.
The exhibition provides a fresh look at Ray-Jones’s work, exploring the specific influences of historical and cultural precedents.
Tony Ray-Jones’s photographs are now seen alongside Parr’s first major body of work, made in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire between 1975 and 1979.
This curated collection of over 170 images, notebooks, book dummies, contact sheets, magazines and correspondence forms a new touring exhibition which demonstrates the close relationships between the works of these two important photographers.
21 October 2017–15 April 2018
Time and Tide, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
27 May–3 October 2017
Palace Arts Hub and Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, North Yorkshire
25 February–7 May 2017
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham
7 July 2016–25 September 2016
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
13 February–7 June 2015
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
28 March 2014–29 June 2014
National Media Museum, Bradford
19 September 2013–16 March 2014
Science Museum, London