This exhibition of photos from 1967 by Graham Wilton and Michael Bajko is unlike any other in Photospace Gallery's 15-year history. It will be of particular interest if you attended Onslow College at the time (as did a large proportion of the gallery visitors.
But I feel it deserves a wider range of viewers. The quality of the photography, and the way the two schoolboy photographers managed to capture the vitality of the day, a glimpse of the mood and attitude of the times, is remarkable.
Below is a slide show of installation photos of the exhibition.
Also, it's a testament to the value of film-based photography. Michael Bajko was able to scan the original negatives that date from almost half a century ago and produce good quality prints. It begs the question: in the future, how easy will it be to access fifty-year-old digital files? My early digital camera files from 1999 are stored on Zip disks, which already presents a technical problem.
Photography Matters II