We are the People

Postcards from the Collection of Tom Phillips

PAST TOURING EXHIBITION

We Are The People presents over 1000 postcards of ordinary people made exceptional by the lens of the camera. These images, all real photographs in postcard form, have been selected from the extensive collection of the artist, Tom Phillips, a postcard addict for a quarter of a century.

The postcards in the exhibition originate from many different photographers and studios across Britain and are testament to the changing fashions and trends in commercial portrait photography, as well as the changing tastes in dress and pastimes of the sitters. Collected as "anonymous" subjects, the National Portrait Gallery hopes that relatives will spot their grandparents or great-grandparents and bring back their names and stories.

Venues

Castle Museum, York,
5 February - 31 July 2005

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From the Collection of Tom Phillips

From the Collection of Tom Phillips

 

 

From the Collection of Tom Phillips

From the Collection of Tom Phillips