As the Free Photographic Omnibus was reported at the time: Daily Mirror, Friday, 2 August, 1974.

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The Free Photographic Omnibus
A selection from the 958 portraits I made in 22 different towns and cities across England between September 1973 and November 1974As shown in 2007 at Tate Britain for the exhibition How We Are, Photographing Britain: from the 1840s to the present.

The Bus

r/t: 5 min, 13 sec.

 

The story of my journey around Britain in the Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-1974. 14 months, 10,000 miles, 355 rolls of film. And what it all meant 25 years later.

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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..."