Reportage: Research: Tony Ray-Jones

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An example of Jones’ work

Tony Ray-Jones, much like Martin Parr, could be described as an anthropological photographer with a distinct interest in the British way of life. He mainly operated in the 1960s before he unexpectedly died from illness. I suspect he’s been presented to us as a another example of the documentative  photographer. I don’t think his work was received in the same way it would be now as this approach  to photography (the cultural archive) has become more accepted over the last few decades.

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Jones’ work

Photography for me is a lot like graphic design. I don’t have the tools to judge it objectively in terms of it’s quality. Jones’ approach to photography could be a good starting place to consider how to compose any imagery I wish to use. We shall see. Onwards.

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