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Impressions on tour: Paul Reas at Ffotogallery, Cardiff

Thu, 13th Mar, 2014


If you missed our recent exhibition, "Day Dreaming About The Good Times?" by Paul Reas, here's another chance to see the photographer's first major retrospective as it tours to Ffotogallery, Cardiff.

Paul Reas is one of the most significant photographers to emerge from the new wave of British colour documentary of the mid-1980s.  The exhibition spans thirty years from Thatcherite Britain to today’s recession, and encompasses themes of class, consumption, work and leisure.

Paul Reas is part of the pioneering generation of photographers who revealed and critiqued British class and culture in the 1980s and 90s. Strongly influenced by his working class upbringing in Bradford, Reas used humour and sharp observation to comment on a new corporate and commercial world epitomised by heritage industry sites, retail parks, and supermarkets.

The exhibition runs from 22 March to 10 May 2014.

From 'Flogging a Dead Horse', 1989 -1993  Paul Reas

From 'Flogging a Dead Horse', 1989 -1993 Paul Reas