Tony Ray-Jones – Through a Looking Glass

Beachy Head, Tripper Boat, 1967, by Tony Ray-Jones

I was initially prompted to add this section on Tony Ray-Jones by two almost coincident articles published about him in 2004. The first was in Source magazine, where Ian Walker conveyed a fascinating tale of detection and discovery entitled ‘Summer of Love’ based around one photograph by Ray-Jones, reproduced on the left.

The second article, by Liz Jobey in the Guardian Weekend magazine (Oct 2004) and entitled ‘The English Seen’ , featured the same photograph leading into a brief biography and synopsis of Ray-Jones’s work and influences linked to the major show of his work held in the UK in late 2004.

Since then, these pages about him have attracted thousands of visits from all over the world, testimony to the enduring legacy of the man and his work.

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