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

This exhibition is now showing at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool until 7 June 2015

Only in England ran until 16 March 2014 and is now closed.

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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. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr.

Parr 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 major new exhibition, which demonstrates the close relationships between the work of these two important photographers.

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

  • Beachy Head boat trip, 1967 by Tony Ray-Jones
    Credits : © National Media Museum
  • Beauty contestants, Southport, Merseyside, 1967 by Tony Ray-Jones
    Credits : © National Media Museum
  • Blackpool, 1968 by Tony Ray-Jones
    Credits : © National Media Museum
  • Tom Greenwood cleaning 1976 by Martin Parr
    Credits : © Martin Parr/ Magnum
  • Location unknown, possible Morcambe, 1967 – 68 by Tony Ray-Jones
    Credits : © National Media Museum
  • Mankinholes Methodist Chapel, Todmorden 1975 by Martin Parr
    Credits : © Martin Parr/ Magnum

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