London Visit to Science Museum

Earlier this week I got to visit the Science Museum in London to view the joint exhibition of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr in the Science Museum.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/only_in_england.aspx

I found Tony Ray-Jones use of capturing ‘in the moment’ scenes of British life memorable as these black and white images were taken before I was even born, but in familiar areas.

He had a lot of beauty pageant photos ( see below) which I found interesting as I hadpreviously though them to be wholly American, not especially an English stereotype. I sketched some of these over my visit.

Sketches of Tony Ray- JonesTony Ray-Jones Beauty Pageant

Beauty contestants, Southport, Merseyside, 1967 by Tony Ray-Jones
Credits : © National Media Museum
Martin Parr section had strong visual images, also in black and white, but often  more comical.
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Tom Greenwood cleaning 1976 by Martin Parr
Credits : © Martin Parr/ Magnum
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