TUESDAY 26TH JUNE
DOORS 6.30PM; TALK 7PM
We continue our monthly photographers' talk programme with one of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of post-war Britain, Colin Jones. Born in London in 1936, Jones' creative life followed an unorthodox trajectory: from a working class childhood in the East End of London to dancing in the English Royal Ballet. Jones bought his first camera whilst on tour in Japan, running an errand for Dame Margot Fonteyn. He soon became a photographer for The Observer newspaper in 1962, and never looked back.
Documenting social history over the years through the lens, Jones' portfolio is diverse, ranging from the vanishing industrial working lives of the Northeast (Grafters), delinquent Afro-Caribbean youth in London (The Black Horse), and the high-octane hedonism of Swinging London with his famous pictures of The Who early in their careers (Maximum Who).
To attend this complimentary Q&A which will include a showcase Jones' work, please contact Carolin Rist.