This exhibition (intriguingly hosted by the Science Museum in its new Media Space on the second floor) shows work by two photographers fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs.
The late Tony Ray-Jones spent the 1950s and ’60s traveling across England documenting a disappearing way of life and spearing English culture with his insightful black and white snaps. An inspiration to Martin Parr – a photographer who followed in his footsteps by taking candid shots of Brits, particularly at play by the sea – Ray-Jones was a creative predecessor to some of our best documentary photographers.
For this show, expect archive work printed by Ray-Jones, as well as a selection of the photographer's work chosen by Martin Parr from a massive selection of negatives stored in the National Media Museum’s archives. Parr is also exhibiting his own rarely seen 1960s and ’70s series, 'The Non-Conformists'.
The exhibition is open daily 10am-6pm, last admission 5.15pm.