Neil with his head in an elephant's mouth, Circus Hoffman, Weymouth, Dorset, July 1974

Daniel Meadows
Artist Talk and Book Signing

21.02.2024 - 21.02.2024

21 FEB 2024, 7pm
doors open 6.30pm

£6 / regular
£4 / MPF member
£4 / students

Daniel Meadows will give an MPF talk about his new publication, Book of the Road (Bluecoat Press, 2023) which celebrates the 50th anniversary of his Free Photographic Omnibus.


Daniel Meadows with the Free Photographic Omnibus, 1973 © The Estate of Andrew Sproxton

In 1973, aged twenty-one and fresh out of art school, Daniel repurposed a 1948 double decker bus as his home, gallery and darkroom. For fourteen months he criss-crossed England making portraits of all-comers, giving the pictures away. He covered 10,000 miles and photographed 958 people. He also did photo reportage and made audio recordings.


Attercliffe Sale and Exchange, Attercliffe Common, Sheffield, Yorkshire. October 1973

The evening will be in two parts. First Daniel will give an overview of the work, now regarded as a landmark project of twentieth century British documentary practice, before being joined by the book’s editor and designer Tom Booth Woodger for a conversation followed by questions from the floor and a book signing.

21 FEB 2024, 7pm
doors open 6.30pm

£6 / regular
£4 / MPF member
£4 / students

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