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.

ONCE UPON A TIME...

 

...I lived in a double-decker bus, reg. JRR 404, better known as the Free Photographic Omnibus. She was my home, my travelling darkroom and gallery.

For fourteen months in 1973 and '74, we travelled about making a national portrait of the English. We covered 10,000 miles shooting pictures and giving them away. In January 1975 we parted company.

But that isn't the end of the story for, despite being made so long ago, more people than ever are now discovering these photographs.

Like everyone who visited Burberry's Here We Are exhibition: 25,000 visitors in London last September; and 17,000 visitors in Paris (see picture) earlier this year.


Picture: Magali Delporte

Or the 9,000 visitors in China who, over six days this September, visited Distinctly at Pingyao International Photography Festival. 
See the Observer article:



NOW SHOWING:
Modern Nature
The Hepworth, Wakefield.
13 July 2018 – 22 April 2019.
Sixty photographs from the collection of Claire & James Hyman "exploring our relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities." Includes works by Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Caravan Gallery, Paul Hill, Chris Killip, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Tony Ray-Jones. Daniel Meadows is represented by Three Boys and a Pigeon(1974).

 

NEWS

Nov 25, 2018

Martin Parr: Return to Manchester includes June Street, Salford 1973, a collaborative project with Daniel Meadows

Sep 24, 2018

New Order: Decades broadcast Saturday 22 September 2018.

Aug 13, 2018

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

Jul 10, 2018

Kelly McErlean's new book, Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling, London: Routledge, pp.14-15

Jun 25, 2018

Daniel Meadows in new exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, opening 13 July.

Jan 31, 2018

New title from Café Royal Books, Daniel Meadows’s film stills from Tony Palmer’s Testimony, 1987.

Jan 1, 2018

Daniel Meadows and David Hurn walk-and-talk Hurn’s ‘Swaps’ exhibition at Museum Wales in Cardiff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

<< Bruce Davidson >>
Inspirations: 4 of 10

TV documentary. 1969. Beautiful, Beautiful. BBC Omnibus about four photographers. At one point Davidson, who was working on East 100th St. (his book about Harlem) says: "I poise, not pose, people... People have an innate dignity and they will set themselves before the camera in a dignified way. And they will choose what they will give."