Photographer Took Photos Of Strangers In The 1970s, And When 20 Years Passed, He Set Out To Find Them Again
Daniel Meadows is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice. His photographs and audio recordings, made over forty-five years, capture the life of England’s `great ordinary’. Challenging the status quo by working collaboratively, he has fashioned from his many encounters a nation’s story both magical and familiar.
May (1919-1995) And Melody “Molly” Gower, 1974 And 1997
This book includes important work from Meadows’ ground-breaking projects, drawing on the archives now held at the Bodleian Library. Fiercely independent, Meadows devised many of his creative processes: he ran a free portrait studio in Manchester’s Moss Side in 1972, then travelled 10,000 miles making a national portrait from his converted double-decker the Free Photographic Omnibus, a project he revisited a quarter of a century later.
Michael Mcparland (Left) And Peter Mcparland (Right), 1974 And 1995
At the turn of the millennium he adopted new `kitchen table’ technologies to make digital stories: `multimedia sonnets from the people’, as he called them. He sometimes returned to those he had photographed, listening for how things were and how they had changed. Through their unique voices he finds a moving and insightful commentary on life in Britain. Then and now. Now and then.
David (Left) And Mary (Right) Ingram, 1974 And 1998
Karen Cubin (Left) Barbara Taylor (Right), 1974 And 1995
Peter (Left) And Susie Gatesy (Right), 1974 And 2000
Left To Right, Dave, Maggie And Steve Summerton 1974 And 1999
Florence Alma Snoad 1974 And 1999
Ken Emery (Left) Ed Murphy (Right), 1974 And 2000
yn (Left) And Stella Brashher (Righ), 1974 And 1999
Left To Right: Brian Morgan, Martin Tebay, Paul Mcmillan, Phil Tickle, Mike Comish, 1974 And 1995
Phil Thompson, 1974 And 2000
Angela Hendley, Dot Rooney And Kim Hillman, 1974 And 1995
Mary Clarke, 1974 And 1998
Martin (Left) And Debbie Pout (Right), 1974 And 1999
Christine Stauton (Left) And Christine Laughran (Right), 1974 And 1995
Robin Jones, 1974 And 1998
David (Left) And Maureen Wade (Right), 1974 And 1995