This work was first published as The Daniel Meadows Archive, The Shop on Greame Street, 1972, in the academic journal Photography & Culture, vol.3, issue 1, pp.81-90, March 2010. 

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The Shop on Greame St 

r/t: 4 min, 46 sec.

 

In 1972, when I was a student at Manchester Poly, I ran a free portrait studio in a disused barber's shop in the city's Moss Side district.

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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."