This is Photobus by Daniel Meadows, homepage of the Free Photographic Omnibus and Digital Stories. Photobus is a journey in photo documentary. It began in the 1970s with still photographs and continues into the present, a time when pictures have discovered the talkies.

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100:100:100

100:100:100

For 100 days, 9 June - 22 September 2020, I am offering — in a limited print-run — 100 signed prints of the above image from the Free Photographic Omnibus at the exceptional price of £100 per print. The 10x10 inch image is printed on Museo Silver Rag, 100% cotton, semi-gloss, 300 gsm paper using Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink. This image will never again be available at this price and format. Signed, numbered and captioned on the back.

 

NOW AND THEN: ENGLAND 1970-2015 (Bodleian Library Publishing), my latest book, can be bought here:

“Daniel Meadows is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice. His photographs and audio recordings, made over forty-five years, capture the life of England's ‘great ordinary’. Challenging the status quo by working collaboratively, he has fashioned from his many encounters a nation's story both magical and familiar.

“This book includes important work from Meadows’ ground-breaking projects, drawing on the archives now held at the Bodleian Library. Fiercely independent, Meadows devised many of his creative processes: he ran a free portrait studio in Manchester's Moss Side in 1972, then travelled 10,000 miles making a national portrait from his converted double-decker the Free Photographic Omnibus, a project he revisited a quarter of a century later. At the turn of the millennium he adopted new ‘kitchen table’ technologies to make digital stories: ‘multimedia sonnets from the people’, as he called them. He sometimes returned to those he had photographed, listening for how things were and how they had changed. Through their unique voices he finds a moving and insightful commentary on life in Britain. Then and now. Now and then.”

  • Hardback
  • 160 pages, 259 x 237 mm
  • 4 colour and 105 b&w illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781851245338
  • Publication 4 October 2019

 

 

NEWS

Jun 3, 2020

Daniel Meadows interviewed by Stephan Lucas

Apr 6, 2020

Daniel Meadows interviewed by Amy Davies for Amateur Photographer

Nov 24, 2019

7pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019

Oct 30, 2019

Ben Smith’s podcast NOW LIVE: #116 Daniel Meadows

Sep 22, 2019

Blackwell Gallery, Weston Library, The Bodleian, Oxford
4 October – 24 November 2019

Aug 13, 2018

Boot-boys are 'Big Picture' in the Observer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyfoto
r/t: 2 min, 23 sec.

In the UK when we ask: "Where are you from?" we want to know a lot more about you than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

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Book. 1973. City Close-up. Wonderful English oral history done in Blackburn, Lancashire. The book by which all other books of oral history must be measured.