Category Archives: Photography

Scenes from the Longest Crawl

The Longest Crawl by Ian Marchant; Mono Photography by Paul Williams

I’ve posted black and white images from the April 2005 Longest Crawl roadtrip here before. Here are more, images that never made into Ian Marchant’s The Longest Crawl The Longest Crawl by Ian Marchant; Mono Photography by Paul Williams.
As we journeyed from one end of the country to the other it seemed I had no other purpose; image after image, a thousand or more.
I can see no particular theme or thread except perhaps the obsessive repeated observation that the world is full of shapes.

Raymond Moore (1920-1987)

Photographs by Raymond Moore; The Welsh Arts Council 1968.

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.’

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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.

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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.