A fascination with the English

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

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.

Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr, who has now made a new selection including over 50 previously unseen works from the National Media Museum’s Ray-Jones archive. Shown alongside The Non-Conformists, Parr’s rarely seen work from the 1970s, this selection forms a new touring exhibition which demonstrates the close relationships between the works of these two important photographers.

Download the Only in England exhibition brochure

For more information contact the Touring Exhibitions Coordinator:
amy.dillmann@sciencemuseum.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 4878


Tour venues:

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


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