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 24, 2019

7pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019. How to watch on catch-up

Oct 30, 2019

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

Oct 23, 2019

Portraits capture lives of England's great ordinary. Bodleian Library exhibition and book.

Oct 10, 2019

Jamie Proud, formerly of Welfare State International, writes.

Sep 22, 2019

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

Aug 11, 2019

Daniel Meadows:
"A true storyteller and and extremely wise chap."

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 than just your place of birth.

This story is about the England I come from.

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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..."