jeudi 24 juin 2010

Tony Ray-Jones

Wormwood Scrubs Fair, London, 1967

Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972), whose photographic career spanned only one decade, defined a new way of looking at his own society — with irony, nostalgia, compassion and humor. He was prolific in his short 10 years, and his point of view exerted an enormous influence on the development of British documentary art photography from the 1970s through the present.
Ray-Jones stated that his aim as a photographer was to capture the specific British aura, the nostalgic potential and surreal humor in ordinary situations. (Lens Culture)

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