Six Decades of Britain in Photos


Photography is like a mirror of reality and a mask for make-believe stories. In this particular exhibition at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, you see the former. Shot over six decades, this curated show gives you a glimpse of everyday life in Britain — with photos reflecting joy and sadness, capturing both the important and the mundane.

© John Myers via British Journal of Photography

The Pingyao International Photography Festival is dubbed as China’s most prestigious photo festival. They host exhibitions that feature images from more than 50 years annually in different venues around the ancient city located in central Shanxi. This year, an estimate of 1,800 photographers and artists from all over are expected to attend the festival.

GB. England. Epsom station, April 1975. From the series Bad Weather © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos, Richard and Louise Woods, 1978. From Elswick Kids shot by Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, and From the series London Street Musicians © Markéta Luskačová via British Journal of Photography

The exhibition is titled Distinctly, and is curated by Tracy Marshall from Open Eye Gallery. It will be on display from September 19 through 25, 2018 and is set to travel to Meyerside in 2019 as part of the LOOK International Photo Biennial.

Nostalgia, discovery, reality, and art combine in this photography exhibition. Distinctly sheds light on the work of some of the most thoughtful photographers to have covered the daily life in Britain. It’s a mixture of art and documentary photography, with every photo delightfully giving you a close-up view of cultures, peoples, and industries of decades past.

written by cheeo on 2018-09-13 #news #exhibit #britain #pingyao-international-photo-festival #distinctly

One Comment

  1. srcardoso
    srcardoso ·

    What have become those kids today? I love the 2 kids looking at each other while the others are running into the picture, so innocent and playful at the same time.

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