James Ravilious – photographer of rural life 1939 – 1999

February 16, 2007

James Ravilious – photographer of rural life 1939 – 1999

I visited this photography exhibition at South Molton’s, Craft Gallery in North Devon. A delightful series of black and white photographs of rural life in North Devon and landscape from the 1970’s to 1990’s recorded for the Beaford Archive.

An excellent example of social documentary including atmospheric pictures of milk churns, cider production, a doctor visiting an elderly patient, a moonlit street in one of the villages, a primary school walking in a crocodile through the streets.
This example is the Farmyard, Broomham, Devon, England, 1996.