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Since the screening of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay I have continued to research the life of Bill Jay and the impact that he had on those around him. Subsequent research has unearthed further lost artefacts and stories that make connections between photographers and bring insight into how inter-connected the photographic community was in the 1960s and 70s between the UK and US.

In Search of Bill Jay will take the listener on a journey as I describe the process of researching Jay, making the film and subsequent events since its first screening at the Martin Parr Foundation in 2018. It will feature voices not heard in the film and stories not told, it will bring clarity to myths and suggest further areas for research. Just like the film it will be a fast paced rollercoaster ride!

All episodes will be posted at and wherever you get your podcasts, including Spotify, and iTunes on the A Photographic Life podcast channel.

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