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Film premiere: Do Not Bend: The photographic life of Bill Jay / Bristol, 20 April

BPH recently reported on a new film looking at the writer, teacher and photographic historian Bill Jay.  Do Not Bend: The photographic life of Bill Jay will premiere in the UK on 20 April at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, and will be followed by a panel discussion including David Hurn, Brian Griffin, Daniel Meadows and Grant Scott, chaired by Martin Parr.

A few tickets are remaining and are available here:…/british-photography…/  A seminar looking at British photography in the 1970s will take place on the following day. 

The second screening and an accompanying exhibition of Bill's portraits of UK based photographers takes place at the Oriel Colwyn/Theatr Colwyn, Wales on Friday 11 May 2018 / 6.30 to 10.30pm. The exhibition will be open from Saturday, 12 May-Saturday 30 June 2018. Following the film screening, Tim Pellatt and Grant Scott will host a discussion on Bill’s impact on the world of photography and share our experience of producing the film with a limited budget and minimal resources. Tickets can be purchased at from 13 February.

Further screenings around the UK and US being announced over the coming weeks and months and a book featuring Jay's photographs of UK photographers will be published and available from 20 April. 

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