Solo Exhibitions

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2023

Daniel Meadows: Free Photographic Omnibus 50th Anniversary
Northern Eye International Photography Festival, Bay View Shopping Centre, Colwyn Bay, N. Wales
from 7 October
Curator: Paul Sampson
Forty-one portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus printed on giant vinyl sheets displayed on the front of a former Argos store

Daniel Meadows: Free Photographic Omnibus 50th Anniversary
The Centre for British Photography, Jermyn Street, London
5 October – 17 December
Curator: James Hyman
'Heralded as highly original, Meadows' 10,000 mile journey in 1973/74 was guided by its subjects as much as the photographer, an experiment in countercultural values, socialist principals and collaboration, 50 years later it is just as remarkable'
Shown to coincide with publication of book Daniel Meadows: Book of the Road (Bluecoat Press, London, 2023)

2022

Daniel Meadows: Suburbia
Studio Ost, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
9 April – 28 August
Curator: Ralph Goertz
A selection from Meadows' Suburbia series (aka Nattering in Paradise), originally shown at the Photographers' Gallery, London, 1987

2019

Daniel Meadows: Now and Then
Blackwell Gallery, Weston Library, The Bodleian, Oxford
4 October – 24 November
A celebration of the Bodleian's acquisition of the Daniel Meadows Archive. Shown to coincide with publication of book Daniel Meadows Now and Then England 1970-1015 (Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2019)

2013

Daniel Meadows
Fakenham Parish Church
2 – 9 May
Thirty prints in the possession of Fakenham and District Community Archive, commissioned for the Free Photographic Omnibus in August 1974 and first exhibited by Fakenham Festival in May 1975, were rediscovered and shown for the first time in thirty-eight years

2011–15

Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works
A major touring retrospective from the National Media Museum, Bradford
30 September 2011 – 19 February 2012
Curator: Val Williams
‘Evocative, highly personal photojournalism from a true pioneer of postwar British photography’ – Sean O’Hagan (Guardian, 13 December 2011) who, following its London showing, chose it for his Ten Best Photography Shows of 2015. Shown to coincide with publication of book Daniel Meadows: Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80s by Val Williams (Photoworks, Brighton, 2011).
Ffotogallery, Penarth, Cardiff: 14 July–8 September 2012
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham: 16 May–15 August 2014
University of the Arts London, LCC, Elephant & Castle, London: 25 September–31 October 2015

2001

National Portraits: Now & Then
Photofusion, Brixton, London
18 May – 30 June
A stripped-down version of the Irish Gallery of Photography exhibition, shown to coincide with publication of book The Bus: The Free Photographic Omnibus 1973–2001 by Daniel Meadows (Harvill, London, 2001)

2000

National Portraits: Photographs from the 1970s
shown together with National Portraits: Now & Then
Irish Gallery of Photography, Dublin
6 – 29 April
Curator: Tanya Kiang

1999

National Portraits: Now & Then
Backlight, the 5th International Photography Triennale, Tampere, Finland
Tampere University
11 – 29 October
First showing of Meadows’ international touring show of photographs and re-photographs of some of those who were pictured from the Free Photographic Omnibus. Portraits arranged in pairs: ‘then’ (1970s) and ‘now’ (1990s).
L’Association Photographie E, Tarbes, France: 4 – 29 March 2000
Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy: April 2000
Libreria Agorà, Turin, Italy: 2 July – 30 September 2000
Photography Festival, Hereford: 21 October – 18 November 2000
Cultural Precinct, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia: 27 October – 18 December 2001

1997

National Portraits: Photographs from the 1970s by Daniel Meadows
Viewpoint Gallery, Salford
2 April – 11 May
Curator: Val Williams
A selection of 110 portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus, re-presented a quarter of a century after their making.
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (NMPFT), Bradford: 19 July – 25 August
Montage Gallery, Derby: 7 October – 7 December
Shoreditch Biennale, London: 7 May – 5 June 1998
Shown to coincide with publication of book National Portraits: Photographs from the 1970s by Daniel Meadows, edited by Val Williams (Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford, and Montage Gallery, Derby, 1997)

1996

Set Pieces
Royal Photographic Society, Bath
26 October – 24 November
Facilitator: Carole Sartain
About the work of a movie stills photographer, part of the RPS series Images of British Cinema

1987

Suburbia
Photographers’ Gallery, London
10 September – 9 October 1987
Curator: Alex Noble
Photographs about life in contemporary suburbia.
Shown to coincide with publication of book Nattering in Paradise: A Word from the Suburbs by Daniel Meadows (Simon & Schuster, London, 1988): Olivier Gallery, National Theatre, London: 21 March – 30 April 1988

1983

Pure Gold
Posterngate Gallery, Hull
16 July – 20 August
Colour photographs of workers at Wolstenholme Bronze Powders, Darwen, Lancashire

1982

Julian Bream: A Life on the Road
Touring show from Impressions Gallery of Photography, York
13 August – 11 September
Director: Frances Middlestorb
Photographs of a year in the life of classical guitarist Julian Bream. Shown to coincide with publication of the book Julian Bream: A Life on the Road by Tony Palmer (Macdonald, London and Sydney, 1982).
Maxwell House, London: 30 September

1981

Daniel Meadows (aka Behind the Screens)
Uppermill Gallery, Oldham
1 April – 5 May
Curator: Charles Meecham
Photographs about people making and watching television programmes

1978

Clayton Ward
Impressions Gallery of Photography, York
July
Curator: Val Williams
Photographs taken at Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital, Manchester, of an experiment to rehabilitate long-term schizophrenics

Shuttles, Steam and Soot: A Cotton Mill in Lancashire
Camerawork touring show from the Half Moon Photography Workshop, London
16 January – 15 February
Curators: Ed Barber and Jenny Matthews
Ninety-three photographs on thirty-eight laminated panels, each 20 x 24 inches (50 x 60 cm). ‘Photographs of the individuals who worked in an old-fashioned weaving shed in Pendle, recently closed down. You can meet Stanley Graham the steam engineer, Charlie Sutton the flue-cleaner, Peter Tatham the steeplejack, and read their own comments on work in the mill.’
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow: 24 February for one month
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal: 1 – 20 May
Institute of Education: 5 – 26 June
Kingsway College, London: 8 – 17 January 1979
Mid-Warwickshire College, School of Art, Leamington Spa: 5 February – 2 March 1979
Wrekin & Telford Arts Association, Telford: 5 April – 16 May 1979
Ruhr Regional Planning Authority, Essen, Germany: 5 June – 15 September 1979
Palace Theatre, Newark, Nottinghamshire: 27 September – 31 October 1979
Winchester School of Art: 2 November – 3 December 1979
Merlin Theatre, Frome: 18–29 January 1980
North East London Polytechnic: 25 February – 7 March 1980
Bankfield Museum, Halifax: 2 February – 3 March 1980
Isleburgh Photo Club, Shetland: 19 March – 24 May 1980
Tameside Metropolitan Borough: 24 June – 26 July 1980
St Mary’s Centre, Chester: 20 August – 11 September 1980

[touring record incomplete]

1977

One-Eyed Place
Arndale Centre, Nelson, Lancashire
2 – 28 October
Touring show from Daniel Meadows’ period as photographer-in-residence in the Borough of Pendle
Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford, Lancashire: November
Impressions Gallery of Photography, York: March 1978

1975

Living Like This
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
8 – 28 October
Curator: Linda Lloyd Jones
Exhibition to mark the end of the journey of the Free Photographic Omnibus. Shown to coincide with publication of the book Living Like This, Daniel Meadows (Arrow, London, 1975)

Daniel Meadows: Free Photographic Omnibus
Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
February
A selection from the regional exhibitions of pictures from the Free Photographic Omnibus

1974

Daniel Meadows: Free Photographic Omnibus
Touring show from Impressions Gallery of Photography, York
3 – 28 September
Curators: Andrew Sproxton and Val Williams
Photographs of Yorkshire from the travels of the Free Photographic Omnibus.
Public Library, Scarborough: December
Half Moon Gallery, London: 14 February–10 March 1975

Daniel Meadows: Free Photographic Omnibus
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
21 May – 9 June
Director: Nicholas Serota
Photographs of Yorkshire and the Midlands from the travels of the Free Photographic Omnibus

1972

Butlin’s by the Sea
Touring show from Impressions Gallery of Photography, York
4 November – 24 December
Curators: Andrew Sproxton and Val Williams
Photographs by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr from a summer spent documenting Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Filey, Yorkshire.
Mid-Pennine Arts, Blackburn, Lancashire: February 1973

Free Photographic Studio
Alexandra Park, Moss Side, Manchester
29 May
Photographs from the Shop on Greame Street, Moss Side, exhibited on boards nailed to a tree

Group Exhibitions

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2024

Mondes en commun
Musée Albert-Kahn, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
1 June - 22 September
The museum is home to more than 72,000 autochrome plates from the first half of the 20th century. Autochrome was the first industrial process for true colour photography patented by the Lumière brothers and this is the largest collection in the world. Worlds in Common, presented out-of-doors in the extensive gardens, is intended to connect the museum's historical collections with the practice of 12 contemporary photographers: Thierry Ardouin, Aurore Bagarry, Maryam Firuzi, Nicolas Floc’h, Sanna Kannisto, Nelly Monnier & Eric Tabuchi, Yan Morvan, Antonio Jimenez Saiz, Bertrand Stofleth, and Anaïs Tondeur. Daniel Meadows is represented by 20 portrait and reportage images from the Free Photographic Omnibus

2023

Photography on the Move
Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green London
24 November - 27 January 2024
The posters which advertised the hugely innovative Half Moon Gallery's laminated touring exhibitions in the late 1970s and early '80s, featuring work by Ed Barber, Chick Chalmers, Mike Goldwater, Richard Greenhill, Philip Jones Griffiths, Nick Hedges, Susan Meiselas, Chia Moan, Martin Parr, George Plumper, Jan Siegieda, Chris Steele-Perkins, Paul Trevor, Janine Wiedel, GlynWilliams and many more. Meadows' contribution: poster from Shuttles Steam and Soot exhibition (1978) about decline in Lancashire's textile industry

128 photographes, Terrains de jeux
Les Photaumnales, Parc Saint-Pierre towpath, Amiens, France
16 September - 11 December
Contributions, on the subject of sport, from 128 photographers who have exhibited at Photoaumnales over the past 20 years. 'A journey through a panorama of contemporary photography.' Meadows' contribution: Whippet racing, Blaydon. October 1974

Daniel Meadows: Portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus
The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Summer, ending 27 August
Curator: Charlotte Hawley
A selection from Meadows' Free Photographic Omnibus series made in the town in November 1974

Bright Sparks: Photography and the Talbot Archive 
Treasury, Weston Library, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
17 March - 18 June
Curator: Geoffrey Batchen
Celebrating the Bodleian Libraries' acquisition of the archive of the British inventor of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot, and the legacy of his life and work. Bright Sparks creates a dialogue between past and present – between Talbot’s pioneering experiments and the practices and concerns of later photographers including: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cornelia Parker, Man Ray, Martin Parr, Carleton Watkins, Helen Muspratt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Camille Corot, Kilian Brier, Anne Ferran, Alison Rossiter, Gerhard Richter and Garry Fabian Miller. Daniel Meadows represented with a vintage contact sheet from the Free Photographic Omnibus, featuring a portrait series in Barrow-in-Furness 1974, contrasted with a carte de visite of Constance Talbot from the 1860s

The English at Home. Twentieth Century Photographs from the Hyman Collection 
The Centre for British Photography, Jermyn Street, London
26 January - 30 April
Curator: James Hyman
Presenting almost 150 major works from The Hyman Collection, this broadly thematic group exhibition explores the central place of the home in twentieth century English photography. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection of 15 prints from his series made with Martin Parr, June Street Salford 1973

2022

Café Royal Books. Documentary, Zines and Subversion
Martin Parr Foundation, Paintworks, Bristol
14 April - 12 June
Café Royal Books – established in 2005 – publish utilitarian, affordable and accessible zines, highlighting and preserving post war documentary photography that has links to Britain and Ireland. Every 100th title, Café Royal Books produces an archive box of the previous 100 zines and this exhibition presents the 500 CRB zines from the first five archive boxes. These have been published between 2012 and 2022. Each CRB title presents a single story by a single photographer; collectively they aim to gather and organise a genre of photography that has often been neglected. Much of the work Café Royal Books publish is previously unseen. Photographs by 71 of the photographers from the editions published by Café Royal Books are exhibited in the MPF gallery alongside the zines. Daniel Meadows is represented by 12 of his 17 CRB zines as well as images from his Steeplejack 1976, Factory Records 1979-1980 and Graffiti 1971-1983 stories. The exhibition launch on 14 April was celebrated with the publication of a new CRB edition by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr: June Street, Salford 1973
Expanded to encompass all first 600 editions. Stills, Edinburgh: 10 November 2023-10 February 2024

Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany: 4 September 2021-9 January 2022

Telling Stories: Picture Post and its Legacy
James Hyman Gallery, London
29 March - 20 May
The exhibition presents some of the key photographers of Picture Post magazine as well as a curated selection of some later British photographers who built on this storytelling or documentary tradition. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection from his series made with Martin Parr, June Street Salford 1973

2021

Open House
The Whitworth, Manchester
26 November 2021 - 26 February 2023
Curator: Dominique Heyse-Moore
This exhibition celebrates wallpapers and the museum's collection of 10,000 examples, featuring the June Street, Salford 1973 series by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr. 
'Framed by living memory, the exhibition evokes a time from World War II through to the gradual removal of wallpaper from homes in the 1990s. The two local photography series (June Street in Salford and Hulme Crescents) show housing that has been demolished entirely. Whether we were around in this time or not, they are foundational scenes of gendered, racialised, class and culture-driven experience in the United Kingdom.'

Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation
Bristol Museum & Art Galleries
18 May - 31 October
Part of the Bristol Photo Festival, Island Life draws upon photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation collection to show the changing fabric of our cities, society and collective identities. Focusing on post-war from the UK and Ireland, the exhibition brings together work by over 60 photographers. Collectively the images form a compelling study of national behaviour. Akihiko Okamura, Anna Fox, Brian Griffin, Cas Oorthuys, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Chris Howgate, Chris Killip, Chris Shaw, Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James, Clive Landen, Colin Jones, Colin Moody, Dafydd Jones, Dan Wood, David Hoffman, David Hurn, David Wise, Don McCullin, Dougie Wallace, Eamonn Doyle, Elaine Constantine, Gilles Peress, Graham Smith, Homer Sykes, Humphrey Spender, Ian Macdonald, Ian Weldon, Jill Quigley, Jo Spence and Terry Dennett, John Davies, John Hinde, Jon Tonks, Karen Knorr, Ken Grant, Khali Ackford, Lorenzo Vitturi, Marcelo Brodsky, Mark Neville, Markéta Luskačová, Paul Graham, Paul Reas, Paul Seawright, Paul Trevor, Peter Mitchell, Pogus Caesar, Raymond Depardon, Raymond Moore, Richard Billingham, Robin Friend, Roger Mayne, Ron McCormick, Sergio Larrain, Shirley Baker, Siân Davey, Simon Roberts, Sue Packer, Sunil Gupta, Tom Wood, Tony Ray-Jones, Victor Sloan, Vinca Petersen. Daniel Meadows is represented by two pairs of National Portraits: Now & Then photographs from the Free Photographic Omnibus (1974 & 1990s)

2020

Facing Britain
Museum Goch, Germany
27 September - 22 November
Curator: Ralph Goertz
British Documentary Photography since the 1960s. Work by the following photographers is in Goertz's collection but not all are represented in each venue of the show as it tours. Mike Abrahams, Meredith Andrews, James Barnor, Rob Bremner, Rachel Louise Brown, John Bulmer, Tessa Bunney, Thom Corbishley, Robert Darch, John Davies, Anna Fox, Ken Grant, Judy Greenway, Mohamed Hassan, Paul Hill, David Hurn, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Kalpesh Lathigra, Barry Lewis, Markéta Luskačová, Kirsty Mackay, Fran May, Niall McDiarmid, Daniel Meadows, Roy Mehta, Sandra Mickiewicz, Peter Mitchell, David Moore, Tish Murtha, John Myers, Mark Neville, Kevin O'Farrell, Martin Parr, Mark Pinder, Yan Wang Preston, Ryan Prince, Kavi Pujara, Tony Ray-Jones, Paul Reas, Simon Roberts, Michelle Sank, Syd Shelton, Hazel Simcox, Dave Sinclair, Homer Sykes, Alys Tomlinson, John Tonks, Dan Wood, Tom Wood. Daniel Meadows is represented by eight portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus (1974) and six images from the Suburbia series (1987)
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany: 4 September 2021-9 January 2022
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany: 20 Feb-1 May 2022
Museum for Photography Krakow, Poland: 15 June-18 Sept 2022
Exhibition catalogue: Facing Britain, British Documentary Photography since the 1960s ed. Ralph Goertz (Verlag de Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 2021) distributed in UK by Thames & Hudson Ltd.. Cover image: Daniel Meadows, portrait from the Free Photographic Omnibus, Barrow-in-Furness, 1974

2019

Lived In Rooms
Tenancy House, 2a Springfield Lane, Salford
22 Nov - 1 December
Production: Quarantine
An exhibition of the seminal 1973 June Street portraits of Salford residents by photographers Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr, together with new photographs by Gavin Parry. From June Street demolition to Irwell Riverside redevelopment, this exhibition reflects 50 years of political social and technological changes that have reshaped the terrace streets and city living

West Coast Photo
The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
26 October - 15 January 2020
Curated by Signal Film + Media
An exhibition showcasing life on the Cumbrian west coast from the early twentieth century to now. The exhibition includes work from internationally-renowned contemporary photographers as well as local artists and photographers: Eve Arnold, Conrad Atkinson, Peter Cattrell, Alex Culshaw, Kevin Carr and Michael Cummings, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Caravan Gallery, Joanne Coates, John Darwell, Ian D Fleming, Zoe Forster, Philip Green, Felicity Hammond, Henry Iddon, Katrin Joost, Chris Killip, Brian Moxham, Martin Newth, Ivor Nichols, Roger Palmer, Martin Parr, Jem Southam, Lillian Wilkie, R.L. Wilson, The Sankeys. Daniel Meadows is represented by a selection of portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus 1974

Distinctly
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Wirrall
28 September - 24 November
Curator: Tracy Marshall
Work by 10 of the most impactful photographers working in Britain over the last half century depicting unique aspects of British life and its communities. Distinctly is part of Look Photo Biennial 2019, delivered by open Eye Gallery.
Robert Darch, Ken Grant, Chris Killip, Markéta Luskačová, Kirsty Mackay, Niall McDiarmid, Tish Murtha, John Myers, Martin Parr. Daniel Meadows is represented by a selection of National Portraits: Now & Then photographs from the Free Photographic Omnibus (1974 & 1990s)

Home Sweet Home
Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
1 July – 22 September
Curators: Isabelle Bonnet and Sam Stourdzé
'Home Sweet Home brings together thirty artists of all generations who take us into the intimacy and everyday life of Britain from the 1970s to the present day.' Keith Arnatt, Dana Ariel, Laura Blight, Juno Calypso, Natasha Caruana, Mark Cawson, Edmund Clark, John Paul Evans, Anna Fox, Ken Grant, Anthony Haughey, Tom Hunter, Sarah Jones, Peter Kennard, Neil Kenlock, Karen Knorr, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Chris Leslie, Stephen McCoy, Iain McKell, Michael McMillan, David Moore, John Myers, Martin Parr, Magda Segal, Andy Sewell, David Spero, Eva Stenram, Clare Strand, Colin Thomas, Gee Vaucher. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection of images from his collaborative project with Martin Parr June Street, Salford, 1973. Shown to coincide with publication of the book Home Sweet Home by Isabelle Bonnet (Éditions Textuel, Paris, 2019).
l’Institut pour la Photographie, Hauts-de-France, Lille, France: 10 October–15 December

Seaside Photographed
Touring show from Turner Contemporary, Margate
24 May – 8 September
Curators: Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson
The responses of over sixty British and international photographers to British seaside resorts since 1850. Daniel Meadows represented with three images from Butlin’s Filey (1972). Shown to coincide with publication of the book Seaside Photographed by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson (Thames & Hudson, London, 2019).
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton: 25 January–22 March 2020
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange: 19 May–3 July 2021
Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool: 17 July–11 September 2021

2018

Distinctly
Touring show from Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province, China
19 – 25 September
Curator: Tracy Marshall
One hundred and fifty works by British photographers Elaine Constantine, Robert Darch, Ken Grant, Chris Killip, Markéta Luskačová, Kirsty Mackay, Niall McDiarmid, Tish Murtha, John Myers, Martin Parr and Paul Seawright. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection of National Portraits: Now & Then photographs from the Free Photographic Omnibus (1974 and 1990s).
Also shown in a slightly smaller version (without Seawright and Myers) at:
Look Photo Biennial, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead: 27 September– 24 November 2019

Modern Nature
The Hepworth, Wakefield
13 July – 22 April 2019
Sixty photographs from the collection of Claire and James Hyman ‘exploring our relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities’. Works by Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Caravan Gallery, Paul Hill, Chris Killip, Martin Parr, Mark Power and Tony Ray-Jones. Daniel Meadows represented by John Payne and friends, with pigeon Chequer (1974)

About the North: Imagined Dialogues
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 June – 9 September
Curated from the collection of the Side Gallery. ‘See the North through the lens of celebrated documentary photographers who strive to capture its lives, landscapes and ideas.’ Daniel Meadows represented with four vintage prints from the Free Photographic Omnibus (1974). Part of the Great Exhibition of the North

PhotoEast 2018
Thirteen exhibitions on the theme of ‘Belonging’
Winerack Hoardings, Waterfront, Ipswich
24 May – 24 June
Curators: Emma Bowkett and Josh Lustig (Financial Times Weekend magazine)
Photographers: Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Siân Davey, Matt Eich, Julian Germain, Adama Jalloh, Seba Kurtis, Nina Mangalanayagam, Cian Oba-Smith, Mark Power, David Titlow, Giulietta Verdon-Roe. Daniel Meadows represented by reproductions on hoardings of Moss Side portraits from the Shop on Greame Street (1972)

Hit The North
A celebration of North of England photography
Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester
19 April – 30 June
Curators: Greg Hobson and Simon Bowcock (Hobo Photo)
Photographers Paul Floyd Blake, Tessa Bunney, Liza Dracup, Chris Harrison, Phoebe Kiely, Ian MacDonald, Matthew Murray. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection of Moss Side portraits from the Shop on Greame Street (1972)

2017

Separate and Together, Bringing June Street to Miles Platting
Church of the Apostles, Miles Platting, Manchester
16 – 23 June
Curator: David Jones
Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr June Street, Salford (1973). Part of the 'great get together' weekend in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. 'A celebration of the amazing people who create and sustain community life.'

Here We Are
International touring show by global fashion brand Burberry
Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1
18 September – 1 October
Curators: Christopher Bailey, Lucy Kumara Moore
Burberry launches its autumn collection with an expansive photography show celebrating the images that inspired its designs, including four Daniel Meadows photographs and a film from the Free Photographic Omnibus borrowed from the James Hyman Collection.
20 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong: 11 – 19 November
11 Rue Béranger, Paris: 26 January – 4 February 2018

2015

Famille et communauté
21e Rencontres Photographiques du pays de Lorient, France
Eesab (Ecole d’art), 1 avenue de Kergroise, Lorient
9 October – 13 December
Direction: Emmanuel Madec Aymeric Vergnon d’Alançon, Aï Barreyre, Lolita Bourdet, Kevin Cummins, Lucas Foglia, Vincent Gouriou, Augustin Rebetez & Noé Cauderay, Moira Ricci, Edith Roux. Daniel Meadows represented by twenty-two portrait prints from the Free Photographic Omnibus, and National Portraits: Now & Then multimedia presentation

Portraits from an Island
Goa International Photo Festival, The One School Goa, Bardez, Goa, India
10 – 21 February
Curators: Anna Fox and Amit Sheokand
A new exhibition of contemporary photographic portraits by British photographers of British subjects: Sharon Boothroyd, Andrew Bruce, Natasha Caruana, Jason Evans, Anna Fox, Karen Knorr, Anthony Luvera, Neeta Madahar, Wendy McMurdo, Trish Morrissey, Martin Parr, Eileen Perrier, Nigel Shafran, Clare Strand. Daniel Meadows represented by portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus

2014

Les Photaumnales
11th Annual Festival, Beauvais et Picardie, France
27 September 2014 – 11 January 2015
Curator: Daniel Challe
Daniel Meadows represented by three sets of work:
Free Photographic Omnibus, 1973–4, twenty-two portrait prints, Galerie nationale de la tapisserie: 27 September 2014 – 11 January 2015
June Street, Salford, 1973 with Martin Parr, La Grange Montreuil-sur-Breche: 5 – 26 October
Talking Pictures, screened during Soirée à la Maladrerie Saint-Lazare: Saturday 4 October
Also represented: Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Rhona Bitner, Samuel Bürner, Nicolas Comment, Kevin Cummins, Paul Davis, Peter Dench, Christophe Desforges, Laëtitia Donval, Dominique Dudouble, Richard Dunes, Anna Fox, Colin Jones, Robert Kluba, Ludo Leleu, Tina Merandon, Pascal Mirande, James Mollinson, Renaud Monfourny, Magali Paulin, Sue Rynski, Chris Steele-Perkins

2013

You Are the Company in which You Keep
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
19 October 2013 – 23 February 2014
Curator: Alistair Robinson
A show revealing ‘the diverse ways in which photographers and artists using lens-based media have created images that map out our new social networks’. Staged jointly with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, including work by: Craig Ames, Ulf Aminde, Haley Austin, Natasha Caruana, Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson, Melanie Friend, Julian Germain, Gilbert & George, Paul Graham, Chris Harrison, Nigel Henderson, Jeremy Hutchison, Yee I-Lann, Bob Jardine, James O Jenkins, Linder, Melanie Manchot, Gustav Metzger, Tim Mitchell, Martin Parr, Reynold Reynolds with Patrick Jolley, Simon Roberts, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Daniele Sambo, Jo Spence, John Stezaker, Homer Sykes and Stuart Whipps. Daniel Meadows represented by two short movies and a series of prints from his free portrait studio in Moss Side Manchester, the Shop on Greame Street, made in 1972

2012

Daniel Meadows’ Free Photographic Omnibus Northern Arts Exhibition 1974
Side Gallery, 9 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne
20 October – 22 December
During his travels around England in 1973–4 Meadows created six exhibitions, each specific to its region and handmade in duplicate; one set was mounted in the windows of the bus (these suffered from condensation damage; most were destroyed when taken down), while the other set was given to his relevant sponsoring organization to be shown in public libraries and other local venues. This set, made for Northern Arts in December 1974 and in the Side’s permanent collection, is one of only two that survive. The other is in Fakenham and District Community Archive, Norfolk

Observadores: Photographers of the British Scene from the 1930s to now
Galeria de Arte do Sesi, São Paulo, Brazil
25 September – 25 November
Curated for the British Council by João Kulcsár in Sao Paulo and Martin Caiger-Smith in London
‘The largest show presented in Latin America of British photography of the last eighty years.’ Inspired by the Mass Observation movement, featuring 240 photographs by thirty-six photographers: Keith Arnatt, Shirley Baker, Cecil Beaton, Ian Berry, Richard Billingham, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Bill Brandt, Terence Donovan, John Duncan, Anna Fox, Peter Fraser, Paul Graham, Nigel Henderson, Sarah Jones, Ida Kar, Chris Killip, Karen Knorr, Roger Mayne, Gareth McConnell, Raymond Moore, Tish Murtha, Paul Nash, Norman Parkinson, Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, Derek Ridgers, George Rodger, Paul Seawright, Nigel Shafran, Jem Southam, Humphrey Spender, Wolfgang Tillmans, Paul Trevor, Madame Yevonde. Daniel Meadows represented with four portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus, with his Boot Boys photograph on the cover of the catalogue

The World in London
An exhibition in duplicate commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery and shown concurrently at:
Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July – 12 August
Park House, 453–497 Oxford Street, London W1, 27 July – 30 August
Work by 204 British and international photographers. Portraits of Londoners accompanied by individual stories. Each picture a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Olympics. Meadows contributed a photograph of Dr Stephen Ng MBE, born in Hong Kong in 1952

2011

A Record of England
MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
28 May – 17 July
Exhibition of work by Daniel Meadows and Homer Sykes, drawn from the photography collections at Birmingham Central Library, giving an historical context for Simon Roberts’ We English (showing in the Arena Gallery). ‘Revealing much about the history of England in the 1970s and exploring the shifts and transformations of the representation of Englishness in the modern era.’

2010

Anyhow, Anywhere
An exploration of the transition from teenager to adult. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC), Bristol
7 December – 31 January 2011
Teddy girls by Ken Russell, Twiggy by Barry Lategan, portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus by Daniel Meadows; also contributions from Beezer, Haroon Iltaf, Huw Davies and young women photographers based at KWMC

Fotonow: Cameras in the Community
Exploring the role of documentary photography in everyday lives. Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
23 October – 23 December
Curated by Fotonow
Fotonow present images of Devonport locals created in their own mobile studio alongside Meadows’ portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus

The Other Britain Revisited: Photographs from New Society
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
14 May – 26 September
Documentary photographs from 1962 to 1982, originally published in the pioneering magazine New Society: forty-nine pictures by twentythree photographers capturing ‘the diversity of life in Britain and pivotal social issues in the late twentieth century’. Daniel Meadows represented by Millworker on Lunch Break at Moderna blanket factory at Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, from The End of a Mill by Tom Forester, New Society, 3 February 1977, pp. 221–2

Projections of Reality
Multimedia projections based on documentary material
Red October (the old chocolate factory), Bersenevskaya Embankment, Moscow
6 March – 4 April
Curators: Liza Faktor and Jamie Wellford
Work by more than twenty photographers with a ‘concern for social issues based in the values of humanism’ and using multimedia production techniques including ‘multichannel video installations, web-based projects, and interactive documentaries’. Daniel Meadows’ The Bus included as a pioneering example of the value system informing all the multimedia narratives in this show

2008

Knight of the Camera: The Photographs of Sir Benjamin Stone
Centenary Square, Birmingham
20 September – 30 October
Curator: Peter James
A Birmingham Central Libraries exhibition including this Benjamin Stone legacy selection of photographs by Anna Fox, Daniel Meadows, Tony Ray-Jones and Homer Sykes

Radical Mayhem: Welfare State International and its Followers
Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley
26 April – 7 June
Curator: Gillian Whiteley
A Mid Pennine Arts exhibition exploring the work and legacy of this collective of radical artists, musicians and performers who pioneered the idea of site-specific multimedia theatre and continued to develop alternative models of participative art in Britain from 1968 to 2006. Daniel Meadows photographed Welfare State International between 1976 and 1983

No Such Thing as Society
Documentary photographs from the collections of the Arts Council and the British Council.
A Hayward Gallery, London, international touring show.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
15 March – 27 April
Curator: David Alan Mellor
One hundred and thirty photographs by thirty-four photographers made in Britain 1967–87.
Daniel Meadows represented by six pictures from the Free Photographic Omnibus. The show’s poster, as well as the jacket design of the accompanying book, revisit the Arts Council’s 1975 publication British Image 1 with Daniel Meadows’ John Payne and friends, with pigeon Chequer from Portsmouth in 1974.
Tullie House, Carlisle: 10 May – 13 July
Leeds City Art Gallery: 19 July – 31 August
The Exchange, Penzance: 12 September – 1 November
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland: 24 November 2008 – 11 January 2009
Arbatets Museum, Norrköping, Sweden: 31 January – 31 May 2009
National Museum Wales, Cardiff: 4 July – 4 October 2009
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne: 31 October 2009 – 24 January 2010

On Time, East Wing Collection VIII
Courtauld Institute of Art, London
26 January 2008 – 26 July 2009
The biennial student-curated contemporary art show featuring the work of up-and-coming artists alongside that of well-known established names. Daniel Meadows represented by a selection from National Portraits: Now and Then

2007

YOU_ser: das jahrhundert des konsumenten
ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe, Germany
21 October – 31 December 2008
Story Box section curated by Michael Mangold The Centre for Art and Media celebrated its tenth anniversary with a large exhibition entitled The Century of the Consumer examining the effect of net-based global creation on art and society. Meadows was represented by his digital story Polyfoto alongside stories from BBC Capture Wales

How We Are: Photographing Britain from the 1840s to the Present
Tate Britain, London
22 May – 2 September
Curators: Val Williams and Susan Bright
Tate addressed, for the first time, Britain’s photographic history. The work of more than 130 photographers was shown, including a high definition sequenced screening of the forty-one photographs from National Portraits: Photographs from the 1970s by Daniel Meadows (originally exhibited by Viewpoint and Montage in 1997)

The British Are Coming
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
11 January – 10 February
A selection of Meadows’ prints from the Free Photographic Omnibus, purchased by the gallery from a collector, exhibited alongside pictures by Chris Coekin and Tony Ray-Jones

2006

First Person: International Digital Storytelling Exhibition
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia
1 February – 30 April
Curated by Helen Simondson to accompany First Person: Digital Storytelling Conference, 3–5 February. An exhibition of diverse narratives from the global digital storytelling network including stories by Daniel Meadows and by the BBC Capture Wales project

 

2003

A Seaside Album: Photographs and Memory
Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton
10 May – 8 October
Curated from his own collection by Philippe Garner
Photographs of Brighton down the years. Accompanying book by the same title. Including two rare vintage prints by Daniel Meadows, portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus

1999

Documents and Identities
Käsi-ja Taideteollisuuskeskus Verkaranta gallery, Tampere, Finland
22 October – 8 November
Part of Backlight, the 5th International Photography Triennale, Tampere, Finland. Meadows represented with a pair of pictures from National Portraits: Now & Then

1998

Les Anglais vus par les Anglais
Open air screening
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
9 July
Curator: Gabriel Bauret
Before an audience of 2,000, a multimedia presentation about contemporary English photography. Opening sequence: a series of portraits from the Free Photographic Omnibus, Meadows’ work being seen as an exemplar for subsequent generations of independent practitioners

Look At Me: Fashion and Photography in Britain 1960 to the Present
British Council international touring show
Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
16 May – 9 August
Curators: Brett Rogers and Val Williams
Work by thirty-seven photographers including a set of six portraits from Meadows’ Free Photographic Omnibus.
Foundation Trussardi, Marina Alla Scala Art Centre, Milan, Italy: 11 January – 14 February 1999
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland: 2 March – 6 April 1999
Mali Manezh, Moscow, Russia: 21 April – 10 May 1999
State Museum of the History of St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia: late May–16 October 1999
Tallinna Kunstihoone Fond, Tallinn, Estonia: 5 November – 5 December 1999
Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark: 7 – 30 January 2000
Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil, Terrassa, Spain: 6 April – 31 May 2000
Recinto Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain: 24 June – 15 July 2000
Palacio de Abrantes, Salamanca, Spain: 28 August – 7 October 2000
Month of Photography, House of Art, Bratislava, Slovakia: November 2000
Milton Keynes Gallery: 14 July – 2 September 2001

1985

Human Interest: Fifty Years of British Art about People
Cornerhouse, Manchester
3 October – 17 November
Curator: Norbert Lynton
Inaugural exhibition of a new gallery exploring the human image in painting, photography, sculpture and video in the work of 110 artists including Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Bill Brandt, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, Don McCullin, Tony Ray-Jones and Stanley Spencer. Meadows’ contribution from the Arts Council of Great Britain collection: Pylon Painters, Great Washbourne, Gloucestershire, 1974

1984

The Welsh Open
Ffotogallery, Cardiff
13 September – 6 October
Portraits selected by Angus McBean. Meadows represented by a portrait of his three-year-old son Harry, sleeping

A Woman’s Place: The Changing Picture of Women in Britain
British Council international touring show
GLC Royal Festival Hall, London
2 – 30 April 1984
Curator: Diana Souhami
‘The position of women in Britain is changing slowly but surely: a quiet revolution is taking place in every aspect of their lives.’ Work by many photographers including by Meadows from his artist-in-residence period in Lancashire: Women in Hairdresser’s, Weavers on a Tea-Break. Travelled to thirty different countries.

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Autographs
Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge
January–February
Curators: Pavel Büchler and Mark Lumley
In the opening show of the Cambridge Darkroom, forty-three British photographers are invited to give a specimen of their professional ‘handwriting’. With Keith Arnatt, Bill Brandt, John Davies, Brian Griffin, David Hurn, Barry Lewis, Angus McBean, Charles Meecham, Humphrey Spender and Chris Steele-Perkins

1983

And The North
Northern Arts themed commissions
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
15 October – 12 November
Curator: Dave Watt
A theme in common interpreted by thirteen photographers: Paul Graham, Charles Hall, Michael Harper, Nigel Inglis, John Malcolm, Roger Palmer, Martin Parr, Preston Photographic Group, Michael Sedgwick, Bill Stephenson, Janina Struk and Ian Roper. Meadows contributes Paid to Care, a set of pictures showing Spennymoor and district, Co. Durham, from the point of view of its social workers

1982

The Other Britain
New Society magazine twentieth anniversary exhibition
Olivier Foyer, National Theatre, London
18 October – 27 November
Curator: Paul Barker
Exhibition of work from New Society magazine between 1962 and 1982. Later acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, for its permanent collection. Daniel Meadows represented by Millworker on Lunch Break at Moderna blanket factory at Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, from New Society, 3 February 1977

1978

Northern View
Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Ken Baird, A L Coburn, Nick Hedges, Daniel Meadows and Derek Smith

Art For Society: Contemporary British Art with a Social or Political Purpose
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
10 May – 18 June
Curators: Nicholas Serota, Martin Rewcastle and others
Meadows, one of 100 artists in the show, represented with John Virtue: Against the Odds, a painter teaching blind and partially sighted people to draw, 1977. Nine black-and-white 10 x 8 inch photographs

1977

John Virtue: Against the Odds
Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley
26 May – 2 July
Meadows represented with a series of black-and-white photographs showing the artist teaching blind and partially sighted people to draw

1973

Serpentine Photography 73
Serpentine Gallery, London
28 July – 19 August
Curator: Peter Turner
A young contemporaries show. Work by forty-three photographers. Meadows represented by June Street, Salford, 1973, a collaboration with Martin Parr; also a large (6 foot-high) print of Boy, Butlin’s Filey and free portrait sessions with gallery visitors, mostly on Polaroid (instant print) film

 

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