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The Photographers' Archives and Legacy Project is a research project led by photographer Jem Southam, Emeritus Professor of Photography in the School of Arts and Media at University of Plymouth.

The project looks at how UK-based, independent photographers can make their work and related contextual material publicly accessible, now and for the long-term and how opportunities can be increased for the general public, researchers and students to have access to, learn about and enjoy their work.

Here you can find out more about the research. There are case studies showing how photographers Daniel Meadows, Mark Power and Liz Hingley have been thinking about this issue and what they are doing. 

Latest update:  Jem Southam has been rediscovering images in his archive. Here is a new story and images from his series Paintings of the West of Cornwall 1982-86.

 

Project Contact

Val Millington
Coordinator
[email protected]

Liz Hingley case study - find out more

Liz Hingley: Nicola Dressing Up, from the series 'The Jones Family', 2012

Liz Hingley: Nicola Dressing Up, from the series 'The Jones Family', 2012

Mark Power case study - find out more

Mark Power, KosciolNajswietszej Maryi Panny z Lourdes, Krakow, Poland 2011, from the series 'MASS' 2010-12

Mark Power, KosciolNajswietszej Maryi Panny z Lourdes, Krakow, Poland 2011, from the series 'MASS' 2010-12

Liz Hingley case study - find out more

Liz Hingley: The Visitor from India, from the series 'Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road', 2011

Liz Hingley: The Visitor from India, from the series 'Under Gods: Stories from Soho Road', 2011

Mark Power case study - find out more

Mark Power: TYNE. Sunday 27 July 1993. South3 veering southwesterly 4 or 5. Occasional rain. Moderate occasionally poor, from the series 'The Shipping Forecast' 1993-96

Mark Power: TYNE. Sunday 27 July 1993. South3 veering southwesterly 4 or 5. Occasional rain. Moderate occasionally poor, from the series 'The Shipping Forecast' 1993-96

Daniel Meadows case study - find out more

Daniel Meadows: Portrait of a foster mother with children in Meadows's free photographic studio on Greame Street, Moss Side, Manchester, February - April 1972

Daniel Meadows: Portrait of a foster mother with children in Meadows's free photographic studio on Greame Street, Moss Side, Manchester, February - April 1972

Daniel Meadows case study - find out more

Daniel Meadows: 25th Wedding Anniversary Party, Farnborough Park, Kent, from the suburbia series 'Nattering in Paradise', August 1985

Daniel Meadows: 25th Wedding Anniversary Party, Farnborough Park, Kent, from the suburbia series 'Nattering in Paradise', August 1985

Story 1: the overturned van case study - find out more

Susan Bosence ironing in the studio

Susan Bosence ironing in the studio

Jem Southam case study - find out more

Birling Gap, Sussex 2000

Birling Gap, Sussex 2000

Daniel Meadows case study - find out more

Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr: Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973

Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr: Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973

Story 1: the overturned van case study - find out more

Indigo drying

Indigo drying

Mark Power case study - find out more

Mark Power: Warszawa 2005, from the series 'The Sound of Two Songs', 2004-09

Mark Power: Warszawa 2005, from the series 'The Sound of Two Songs', 2004-09

Liz Hingley case study - find out more

Liz Hingley: The Neighbour's Cat, from the series 'The Jones Family', 2012

Liz Hingley: The Neighbour's Cat, from the series 'The Jones Family', 2012

Jem Southam case study - find out more

Vaucottes, Normandy 2007

Vaucottes, Normandy 2007

Story 1: the overturned van case study - find out more

Colour samples in Susan Bosence's studio

Colour samples in Susan Bosence's studio

Daniel Meadows case study - find out more

Daniel Meadows and the Free Photographic Omnibus, 1974

Daniel Meadows and the Free Photographic Omnibus, 1974