Jun 21, 2016

NEWS: FREE PHOTOGRAPHIC OMNIBUS RADIO DOCUMENTARY


A new radio documentary The Free Photographic Omnibus, made by award winning British producer Olivia Humphreys and first broadcast 17 June 2016,
is available for free download.



In the early 1970s, art student Daniel Meadows bought a double-decker bus for £360 and converted it into a mobile bedroom, darkroom and exhibition space. For 14 months, Daniel and his 'Free Photographic Omnibus' travelled around Britain, with Daniel offering free portrait sessions in 22 different towns.

He photographed a total of 958 people, the majority of whom remained anonymous and collected their free portraits the following day.

Daniel's time on the bus marked an important turning point for him; he came back with not just the 'national portrait of the English' he had aimed for, but an entirely new perspective on human nature.

He tells producer Olivia Humphreys the story of his 10,000 mile, life-changing journey.

Olivia Humphreys is a London-based freelance audio producer whose work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WBEZ Chicago and Sky Arts. She was a winner in the Third Coast ShortDocs competition and was commissioned by Arts Council England to produce a half-hour documentary about dreaming of dead people, which was broadcast by radio stations in Norway, Italy, the UK and Ireland.

The Free Photographic Omnibus was first broadcast on Australia's ABC Radio National, 17 June 2016, and is presented by Radiotonic, ABC's Creative Audio Unit. 

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A new radio documentary The Free Photographic Omnibus, made by award winning British producer Olivia Humphreys and first broadcast 17 June 2016,
is available for free download.

Polyfoto
r/t: 2 min, 23 sec.

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.

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Inspirations: 6 of 10

Rock 'n' roll writings. Here's one from American Folk in Granta 76. 2001. "But no one is just like anybody else. No one, in fact is even who he or she was ever supposed to be. No one was supposed to step out from their fellows and stand alone to say their piece, to thrill those who stand and listen with the notion that they, too might have a voice, to shame those who stand and listen because they lack the courage to do more than that."

Book. 1997. Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes. Marcus studies popular music recordings and lifts the lid on a nation's dustbin of history.