Oral History of British Photography. Davies, Sue. (7 of 8)

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    The Photographers Gallery, London.

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    Davies, Sue, 1933- (speaker, female)

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    Williams, Val (speaker, female)

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    Part 7. Sue Davies [SD] comments on Arts Council; regions; Photokina. Remarks involvement in Arles; people SD met; Lemagny; researching Eur. Mentions colour photography. Describes her work; trustees; taking over No.5; her friendships; changes since early days. Comments about critics; the need for better standards and opportunities. Remarks on her doubts; influence of semiotics. Mentions the importance of print. Comments on the struggle to survive.

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    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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