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The English Seen by Tony Ray-Jones

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From October 16 to December 21, 2019, the Martin Parr Foundation highlights the important contribution Tony Ray-Jones made to British documentary photography – and illustrates why he has been cited as one of Martin Parr's greatest influences.

‘The English Seen by Tony Ray-Jones’ features images taken in the period from 1966 to 1969, when Tony Ray-Jones – intrigued by the eccentricities of English social customs – travelled across Britain to document what he saw as a disappearing way of life.  

Martin Parr cites Tony Ray-Jones (1941–1971) as one of his most important artistic influences. In the process of revisiting the late photographer’s contact sheets, Parr found a number of previously unseen images. These new discoveries are now presented alongside iconic early works, including vintage prints from the collection of the Martin Parr Foundation.

The exhibition coincides with the release of the photo book: ‘Tony Ray-Jones’.

For further information visit Martin Parr Foundation and RRB Photo Books

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