If you have ever imagined what living in England in the last quarter of the 20th Century must have been like, now you can. The Bodleian Libraries of Oxford University have initiated the Daniel Meadows ‘now and then’ exhibition which portrays the evolution of the “great ordinary” and every day culture in England.
Daniel Meadows is considered to be one of the first great British documentary photographers and has been capturing life on its own for the past half-century. His featured exhibition is a collection of 17 diptychs, featuring the same models 25 years apart. Whether it is a photograph of friends, lovers or family members, you can see how time has evolved their relationship and the times in the United Kingdom. Meadows’ work is engaging not only thoughtfully but sympathetically on a community-based level. It delves into the emotions and experiences each subject has experienced over the years.
The exhibition is in mid-swing, running from October 4th to November 24th, 2019 at Weston Library at Oxford.