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 wasn't the end of the journey, for people still want to look at those pictures we made, all that time ago.

Picture: Magali Delporte

As at the Burberry Here We Are exhibition — 25,000 visitors in London, September 2017 — and 17,000 visitors in Paris (above), January 2018.

 

NEWS

Apr 12, 2018

Daniel Meadows and Niall McDiarmid, walk-and-talk at the Martin Parr Foundation

Apr 3, 2018

Manchester show featuring Daniel Meadows’s The Shop On Greame Street (1972) opens 19 April.

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.

Oct 16, 2017

Moss Side pictures by Daniel Meadows from 1972 on BBC today, Online and TV.

Sep 28, 2017

Burberry Here We Are exhibition in London, just four more days to run. Daniel Meadows interview on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

This story is about the England I come from.

<< Agee and Evans >>
Inspirations: 1 of 10

James Agee and Walker Evans. Book. 1941. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Sent in 1936 to produce a magazine article on the poverty of white sharecroppers in Alabama, Agee and photographer Evans stretched out the assignment and made a book instead. Agee didn't have a rule book to tell him what precisely to document. So he precisely documented everything: from the depth of dust in a drawer to his passionate feelings for one of his subjects. Here he observes a family preparing to be photographed by Evans: "...looking into your eyes and seeing thus, how each of you is a creature which has never in all time existed before and which shall never in all time exist again and which is not like any other and which has the grand stature and natural warmth of every other..."