Tony Ray-Jones Archive

This collection is the extensive archive of British photographer Tony Ray-Jones. The archive primarily comprises a substantial amount of photographic materials relating to Ray-Jones' photography, including approximately 700 black and white photographic prints, 1700 35mm rolls of film, 2700 black and white contact sheets, one portfolio containing 10 prints and 600 boxes of Ektachrome and/or Kodachrome transparencies. Photography projects documented in the archive include A Day Off, Old English Customs, Extremists and Gurus. The archive includes photography taken during Ray-Jones' time living in both the UK and the USA.

As well as the photographic materials in the archive, the collection includes notebooks, publications owned by and featuring Tony Ray-Jones, press cuttings, exhibition catalogues and a small amount of photographic equipment.


16 shelves of material
Access is given in accordance with the NSMM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility.
System of Arrangement:
This archive is sub-divided into series' based on type of material, which reflects the order the collection was kept in prior to this cataloguing work. It is not known if the archive's original order has been disturbed between acquisition (1993) and cataloguing (2018).

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