Only in England: Photographs from a bygone era

Before his death at the age of 30, photographer Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England trying to capture a disappearing way of life.

His distinctive take on English eccentricity had a profound influence on a young photography student at the time - Martin Parr - who, himself, would go on to have a distinguished career behind the lens.

Martin Parr has selected dozens of Tony Ray-Jones' images to be shown at the Science Museum in London, alongside some of his own rarely seen images from the 1970s. Here, take a few minutes to look back at a bygone era.

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Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr can be seen at the Science Museum, London, until 16 March 2014.

All images subject to copyright. Click bottom right for image information.

Images copyright Martin Parr/Magnum Photos and National Media Museum.

Music by The Hollies, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, 10cc and KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 11 November 2013.


Science Museum - London

National Media Museum - Bradford

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