Forty Years Later, a Photographer Finally Gets His Show

The photographer John Myers rejected the highly technical demands of the darkroom and instead focuses on the “real world”: people and scenery in his hometown of Stourbridge, England.

Recently a photographer friend on Facebook introduced me to the remarkable work of John Myers, who had his first solo exhibition earlier this year at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England. What made this feel like such a discovery is not only quality of the pictures themselves but also the fact that Myers stopped taking photographs altogether in 1988.