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The late Raymond Moore (1920-87) created a special kind of landscape photograph. Much admired in his time, Moore's work has been hard to find in exhibitions in recent years. Tate Britain recently opened a display of British landscape photographs. Three Raymond Moores are included, of which two are recent gifts to Tate. The display is located in the last room on the right in the Clore on the ground floor.

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Comment by Roy Hammans on November 23, 2012 at 12:34

For all Moore lovers...and others

Due to a serious hacking attack. I've had to rebuild my website from the ground up. Work is still in progress, but the sections below are now back, with new addresses:

Raymond Moore

Edwin Smith

Tony Ray-Jones

Creative Camera

Comment by Graham Harrison on October 16, 2010 at 18:11
Great. Thank you Mark. Very informative.

The Weeping Ash pages are a useful resource as Andy says. Also there is Remember Ray Moore on Peter Marshall's >Re:PHOTO blog which neatly links to an essay by Peter on Weeping Ash.

Kind regards, Graham
Comment by Mark Haworth-Booth on October 16, 2010 at 17:23
Dear Graham

The exhibition opens, I believe, next month and will be at the Miro Foundation. The curators are Richard Riley and Andrew Dempsey - Andrew was responsible for the Ray Moore retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, Ray's most important show.

With best wishes, Mark

All best, Mark
Comment by Graham Harrison on October 16, 2010 at 14:11
Dear Mark,

You say 'Ray's work will soon be presented in an exhibition of post-war British art in Barcelona.' Have the full details of this show been released yet ?

Best wishes, Graham
Comment by Andrew Jones on October 12, 2010 at 21:24
Hi Mark and Andy,

Thanks for the comments. I thoroughly agree that Moore's work needs more exposure- "criminal" is exactly the word I'd use. So glad there's a few photos up in the Tate. I'd be 100% behind a new show. I was hoping to get access to Moore's archive to do some research towards my dissertation, but no luck as yet.

Roy Hammans' pages on Moore are worth a visit for some additional info:

More certainly needs to be written in the future.


The Gernsheim Collection exhibition here at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has one of Moore's photos on display. Gernsheim bought a few early Moores and they're held at the center.
Comment by Andrew Sanderson on October 12, 2010 at 20:43
Dear Mark, I'll not get to see that one. Don't you think the Media Museum at Bradford would be the ideal place for a retrospective? In fact a few British photographers have fallen off the map and a mixed retrospective would be interesting.
Comment by Mark Haworth-Booth on October 12, 2010 at 17:02
Dear Andy

Yes, it is a distressing situation and it has gone on for far too long. Actually, the little display in Tate Britain features five of Ray's photographs and they look splendid. Ray's work will soon be presented in an exhibition of post-war (WWII that is) British art in Barcelona. So all is not lost. Mark
Comment by Andrew Sanderson on October 12, 2010 at 16:24
Dear mark, it is criminal that Raymond Moore's work does not get proper exposure anywhere. A search on google comes up with very little. I would love to see more of his work and more written about him.
Comment by Mark Haworth-Booth on September 14, 2010 at 7:53
Dear Andy

Yes, the Raymond Moore Archive is still held by Sotheby's.

Best wishes, Mark
Comment by Andrew Jones on September 13, 2010 at 21:30
Hi Mark,

Great news- thanks for posting this. I've been trying to track down Moore's archive for a while now, but I've had a hard time getting in touch with Sotheby's to ascertain its status (as far as I know, they continue to hold it). Do you happen to have any additional information on it?

Many thanks!


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