Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works

From Butlin's by the Sea, 1972 (c) Daniel Meadows

From Free Photographic Omnibus, 1973 - 1974 (c) Daniel Meadows

14 July – 8 September 2012

In the early 1970s Daniel Meadows embarked on a journey to create a social snapshot of Britain, breaking with photography tradition and infusing the medium with new energies and ways of seeing.  Meadows’ resulting work displays complexity and passion and confers a personal and sometimes deeply autobiographical imprint. This exhibition and the accompanying Photoworks publication is the product of research by Professor Val Williams as part of an ongoing study into British photography of 1970s and 1980s at the University of the Arts, London. Together Val Williams and Daniel Meadows have brought to light the photographer’s incredible archive of prints and negatives, along with ephemera and audio recordings. They have unearthed unpublished and sometimes forgotten treasures which add to a dramatic, moving and empathetic depiction of a recognisable, yet increasingly alien era.

The project is originated by Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) in partnership with Ffotogallery, National Media Museum, Birmingham Library and Archive Services, University of the Arts London and Photoworks UK.


Opening Event – Friday 13 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Tea & Cake Tuesday — Tuesday 17 July, 11 — 4

Artist Talk — Thursday 19 July, 6.30pm

Pop-Up Photo Studio — Saturday 11 August, 11 – 4

Gallery at Turner House open Tues — Sat, 11am — 5pm

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