A photograph that made me think – From the series ‘Ray’s a Laugh’, Richard Billingham

I have chosen an image from the series “Ray’s a Laugh” by Richard Billingham as his choice of such personal subject matters combined with his approach towards photographing them using a variety of techniques, particularly interests me to question how photography is used as a device of expression. This series of images has been incredibly successful and due to the familiarity and accessibility of his family, Billingham has been able to document the mundane occurrences of his home and it’s inhabitants.

This photographers approach towards photographing his loved ones puts a spin on the traditional sense of ‘The Family Album’ as Billingham portrays his family with a brutal honesty, particularly towards his father Ray who suffered from chronic alcoholism.


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