Daniel Meadows – Early Photographic Works
A new exhibition by Daniel Meadows has opened at the National Media Museum in Bradford. The exhibition is accompanied by a book by Photoworks and captures a unique portrait of England in the 1970s and 80s.
The show runs from September 30th 2011 – February 19th 2012
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All images © Daniel Meadows unless otherwise stated.
Meadows was one of an important group of photographers who spearheaded the independent photography movement in the early 1970s, breaking with tradition and infusing the medium with new energies and ways of seeing. His practice is complex, passionate and sometimes deeply autobiographical. He produced an astonishing record of urban society across Britain, working in a uniquely collaborative way with his subjects, many of whom he interviewed. These are those rare photographs that people come to love, for their innocence, their directness and their sense of longing. Together with recently discovered unpublished work from Meadows’ own archive, this book presents his five best known projects: The Shop on Greame Street, 1972, Butlin’s by the Sea, 1972, June Street, Salford, 1973, The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-74, and Nattering in Paradise, 1984.
Here Daniel talks about the documents he has collected and the reliability of his archive but also of his memory!