Aug 13, 2018

NEWS: Meadows... 'master of the great ordinary'


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

The Observer's Big Picture (Sunday 12 August 2018). In celebrating the forthcoming group photography show Distinctly Britain — at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China — Sean O'Hagan features Meadows's 'Boot-boys' picture from the Free Photographic Omnibus, Barrow-in-Furness (1974).

Distinctly Britain, curated by Tracy Marshall, features 150 photographs by twelve artists who have been making work in Britain over the last five decades. Daniel Meadows is represented with a dozen of his National Portraits: Now & Then photographs. The other photographers included are: Elaine Constantine, Ken Grant, Paul Hill, Chris Killip, Markéta Luskačová, Kirsty Mackay, Niall McDiarmid, Tish Murtha, John Myers, Paul Seawright and Martin Parr.  

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 than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

<< Roland Barthes >>
Inspirations: 3 of 10

Book. 1981. Camera Lucida, reflections on photography. After years of dispassionate analysis Barthes comes across a photograph of his mother as a child, the "winter garden photograph". He lets his feelings in and suddenly the ideas start bouncing off the page: "I had discovered this photograph by moving back through Time? I worked back through a life, not my own, but the life of someone I love. Starting from her latest image, taken the summer before her death (so tired, so noble, sitting in front of the door of our house, surrounded by my friends), I arrived, traversing three quarters of a century, at the image of a child: I stare intensely at the Sovereign Good of childhood, of the mother, of the mother-as-child. Of course I was then losing her twice over, in her final fatigue and in her first photograph, for me the last; but it was also at this moment that everything turned around and I discovered her as unto herself. "