Barry Lane

Today The Guardian reported the death of Barry Lane at the age of 72.  Sue Isherwood writes: ‘In 1970 he joined the Arts Council as regional art officer, organising 14 touring exhibitions over three years. As the council’s first photography officer and then head of photography he had a lasting impact on British photographic culture, ensuring that photography was formally recognised as an independent medium.’  An advocate of supporting photographers directly, in his role at the Arts Council he was also a good friend to the Cambridge Darkooom.

Photo: Angus McBean at the Cambridge Darkroom, May 1985

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