The work of Tony Ray-Jones had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr.
In this short film from our Only in England exhibition, Parr discusses the English seaside photography of Ray-Jones, and his own Non-Conformists study of the decline of the small town in the north of England.
Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr is on display now.
Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr examines the close relationship between the work of these two important photographers and their fascination with the English.
Only in England is on display at the National Media Museum from 28 March - 29 June 2014.
Doctor Who first appeared on our screens 50 years ago. It has millions of viewers and fans around the world. The series sparks amazing creativity and unrivalled devotion.
This exhibition celebrates what it means to be a Doctor Who fan, their collections, their art and the passion that Doctor Who has generated and re-generated over the past half decade.
Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans is open until 9 February 2014.
From photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron and Eadweard Muybridge to Tony Ray-Jones and Weegee, this exhibition in 2011 highlighted some of the most famous and memorable images ever produced. It illuminated the extraordinary and sometimes exceptional lives these photographers led.
The exhibition was drawn exclusively from our extensive and diverse collection, including works from The Royal Photographic Society Collection and the Daily Herald Archive. Together this exhibition presented a selection of photographs by some of the greatest photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Still life has captured the imagination of photographers from the early 19th century to the present day. When the first photographers adopted the still life genre, they inherited a visual tradition established in centuries of painting. It is a tradition full of lavish, exotic and sometimes dark arrangements that are rich with symbolic depth and meaning.
These videos are taken from our 2013 exhibition.