Land of Make Believe
Durham Miner's Gala
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
17.5 x 26.5 cms (6.88 x 10.41 ins)
The Estate of Tony Ray-Jones (Anna Ray-Jones)
Tony Ray-Jones, A Day Off. An English journal by Tony Ray-Jones, 1974, plate 66, (illustrated full page)
Russell Roberts, Tony Ray- Jones, Bradford, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, p. 112, illustrated full page (wrongly titled)
This image is printed on 18 x 30.5 cm doubleweight paper.
The image is inscribed 'V124' in pencil on the reverse.
Taken at Durham miners' gala, County Durham. Photographer Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972) created most of his images of the British at work and leisure between 1966 and 1969. Travelling around Britain, he recorded the unguarded moments of people from all sections of British society with a distinctive and highly individual style, combining both sadness and humour.
British Photography / The Hyman Collection