• Mark Cator

Tony Ray-Jones


There's the iconic photograph Tony Ray-Jones took of a smartly dressed couple having dinner at Gyndebourne with a herd of cows in the field behind and others like, Cocunut Dancers, Bacup, 1968 but it wasn't until an excellent show at the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth last year and the recently published book of his photographs by The Martin Parr Foundation & RRB Photobooks, that I began to understand the sheer exuberance, humour and empathy of his work.

Tony Ray-Jones, Margate, 1967

Tony Ray-Jones, Beauty Pageant, Newquay, 1967

Tony Ray-Jones, Herne Bay Carnival, 1967

Tony Ray-Jones, Brighton Beach, 1966