For the first time since I moved to London, I visited the Science Museum in order to see a couple of exhibitions. One, in the new Media Space, was called Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, and had an interesting display of photographs showing the English at their most eccentric.
Tony Ray-Jones travelled across England in the late 1960s, capturing what he believed to be a disappearing way of life. His work inspired Martin Parr, who embarked upon his own journey in the 1970s. Parr made the selections for this exhibition, which incorporates both his and Ray-Jones’ work. The result is a fascinating selection of images, sad, funny and unusual.
The exhibition runs until the 16th of March 2014.