Photography

Oral History of British Photography. Davies, Sue. (3 of 8)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:26

  • Shelf mark

    C459/7

  • Subjects

    Photography

  • Recording date

    1990-11

  • Recording locations

    The Photographers Gallery, London.

  • Interviewees

    Davies, Sue, 1933- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Williams, Val (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 3. Sue Davies [SD] describes husband; his recording work and selling records; recording studio; buying records. Mentions birth of Joanna. Comments on getting married; description of wedding. Mentions new job and how she missed London. Remarks on her pregnancy. Comments on jazz; John Davies as a jazz player; jazz meeting places. Description of having a child; birth of Joanna; life with a baby; Chinchillas; vandalism. Comments on part time job; work with Artists Placement Group in London. Mentions mother’s death in 1967. Comments on meeting with Julie Lawson; offer of a job at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA). Remarks on children and their education.

  • Description

    Performer notes : Sue Davies was founder director (1970-1991) of the Photographers Gallery, London. Major figure in the renaissance of British photography in the early 1970s.

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