Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

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Mankinholes Methodist Chapel, Todmorden 1975 by Martin Parr © Martin Parr/ Magnum


See photos exploring the English character and explore the Science Museum's new Media Space.

Between 1966 and 1969, Tony Ray-Jones took a series of photographs documenting English customs and identity. In 1972 Ray-Jones died from Leukaemia at the age of 30, but his work had a lasting influence on British photography. Only in England features more than 100 works from the Tony Ray-Jones archive at the National Media Museum.

In 1970, Martin Parr, a photography student at Manchester Polytechnic, was introduced to Ray-Jones. Inspired by him, Parr produced The Non Conformists, a collection of black and white photos shot in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding Calder Valley in Yorkshire. These photos will be on show alongside Ray-Jones' work.

Only in England is the first major exhibition to take place in the Science Museum's new Media Space. The gallery will showcase images from the National Photographic Collection, which is based at the National Media Museum in Bradford, as well as other work relating to visual media, science and technology.

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