Mass Observation: This is Your Photo

2 Aug 2013 – 29 Sep 2013

Regular hours

11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry


The Photographers' Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Just off Oxford Street so accessible by bus services to Oxford Street and a 2 minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

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Founded in 1937, Mass Observation is one of the most intriguing social survey projects of the 20th century. Formed by a group of British writers, artists, poets and anthropologists, the organisation in its original guise aspired to gain insight into the lives, opinions and daily thoughts and habits of the British people. Using a combination of recording methods drawn from science and arts, they hoped this new information would lead to a deeper understanding of everyday life and create a more democratic and unified society. Mass Observation: This is Your Photo will be the first extensive display of the archive's visual legacy, locating photography at its centre. The exhibition is curated by Russell Roberts, Reader in Photography, European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport.

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