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In pictures: The English by Tony Ray-Jones
Eastbourne carnival, 1967

Mention photography and the 1960s and you immediately think of fashion photographers, ultra slim models - a world in black and white. That is not the full story.

Today his name is virtually unknown outside photographic circles, but Tony Ray-Jones was arguably the person who shaped a generation of British photographers.

Between 1966 and 1969 he worked tirelesly to capture his vison of the English, their rituals and customs and to promote photography as an art form.

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