A nice find last week in one of my usual haunts, 'Photographs by Raymond Moore', a Welsh Arts Council pamphlet from 1968.
It features 20 images that the WAC exhibited throughout Wales in '68/'69; their first of a living photographer.
Moore described himself as
‘violently against self-expression …… I’m just a go-between,
things discover me, I don’t discover them. But in them I can find myself and grow… its a kind of recognition.’
His reputation and influence remain strong . It is a pity then that his archive is subject to legal wrangling because his books are out of print and a full retrospective is unlikely any time soon.
Raymond Moore (1920-1987)
You can see images from a 1986 British Council exhibition here.
And Ann Giddings' 'Critical Review on Raymond Moore'
is a helpful introduction.