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About the Work

The newly-established Museum of Photography Film and Television in Bradford (now the National Media Museum) commissioned a work about Bradford and asked that I use a Polaroid camera which they would provide.

I assumed they were expecting images of a subject most visiting photographers would probably choose - Bradford's rich ethnic mix. Instead I went to the roof of the new museum where the most striking intervention appeared to be the huge new roads cutting through its centre, making Bradford's buildings appear almost incidental.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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