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Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos. Courtesy of the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation.

Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos.

Recollections

Evocative images of Liverpool by celebrated photographer Philip Jones Griffiths will be on display as part of a new exhibition at the National Conservation Centre. Recollections opens from 17 October 2008 to 15 March 2009.

Recollections will feature around 60 images of Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, in particular showcasing Liverpool at a time of social and political change. 

Striking photographs of the conflict in Northern Ireland also show Griffiths to be one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century.

Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos. Courtesy of the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation.

Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos.

This is the first display of his work since he died in March this year.  His depiction of the Vietnam War redefined photojournalism and provided a window on the actions of America.

Born in Rhuddlan, Wales, Griffiths took photographs of local weddings whilst still at school.

Creatively influenced by Liverpool artist and friend Adrian Henri, Griffiths's work includes revealing shots of the Beatles, Adrian Henri, Lawrence Olivier and Norman Wisdom.

Speaking earlier this year, Griffiths fondly remembered his time spent in Liverpool: ‘In my youth Liverpool was the unofficial capital of North Wales.

"It was where I went to expand my horizons, experience the world outside my village. It provided a mix of enlightenment and education and an early experience of multiculturalism.’

Recollections is at the National Conservation Centre, Whitechapel, Liverpool. Admission is FREE. Open 10am-5pm every day. Information 0151 478 4999.

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