Oakwell Hall

It was great to get out the house for the afternoon with the camera, got some lovely shots of the house inside and out.
 Oakwell Hall is an Elizabethan manor house in the village of Birstall, West Yorkshire.
It has connections with the Bronte family and Charlotte Bronte refers to the manor house in her novel Shirley.
Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall
Oakwell Hall

Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr – Bradford Media Museum



Galleries One and Two: 28 March – 29 June 2014

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr examines the close relationship between the work of these two important photographers and their fascination with the English.

Intrigued by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life.

Humorous yet melancholy, these images had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr, who has made a selection from our Tony Ray-Jones archive for this exhibition including over 50 previously unseen photographs.

Parr’s selection will be shown alongside his rarely seen work, The Non-Conformists, which documents a declining traditional way of life in 1970s Hebden Bridge.