WILLIAMS, Val. Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70’s and 80’s.
(Brighton): Photoworks, 2011. First edition. Quarto. 248 pages. Absolutely superb work published to accompany the exhibition Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Work, curated by Val Williams, showing at the National Media Museum from 30 September 2011 to 19 February 2012. The volume presents work from Meadows five best known projects: The Shop on Greame Street, 1972, Butlin’s by the Sea, 1972, June Street, Salford, 1973, The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973-74, and Nattering in Paradise, 1984. The text by Val Williams places Meadows’ work in the context of contemporary culture whilst also showing that Meadow’s spearheaded the independent photography movement of the early 1970s, breaking with tradition and infusing the medium with new energies and ways of seeing. The volume is an astonishing record of urban society across Britain and not surprisingly sold out shortly after publication. A near fine copy in dust jacket.