Oral History of British Photography. Davies, Sue. (6 of 8)
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The Photographers Gallery, London.
Davies, Sue, 1933- (speaker, female)
Williams, Val (speaker, female)
Part 6. Sue Davies [SD] description of bookshop; SD’s work; advice about books. Comments on changes to the gallery; study centre; changes in spaces; print selling; income from print sales. Description of exhibitions; Kertesz show; Bill Klein exhibition; publicity designers format. Comments on applying for grants; GLC money; Print room; positive discrimination; the Arts Council. SD mentions the need for exhibitions. Remarks on staff; providing training; staff leaving, where they work now. Mentions clash between sponsorship and experimentalism; art and photography; Creative Camera; reviews; Arts Council assessment. Mentions ethnic minorities; women; lectures.
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.