A black and white pigment print photograph, entitled 'Portobello Road Market' by Tony Ray-Jones, taken in 1966. Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972) created most of his images of the British at work and leisure between 1966-1969. He found inspiration in two related sides of life, holidaying at the seaside and old customs and traditions, both of which presented the opportunity for people to gather and interact with each other and their environment. His work commented on the mentality of the English way of life, with a mixture of sadness and humour, he revealed the eccentricity of the English in their leisure time. This image was selected from the original contact sheet by Martin Parr, printed from the original negative, and featured in the popular exhibition 'Only in England' in 2013. The image has been digitally retouched and a duotone has been applied digitally to emulate a vintage print.
© Tony Ray-Jones / National Science & Media Museum/ Science & Society Picture Library