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Moore: A Rarity

The cover of the 1969 Anglo-Welsh Review, photograph by Raymond MooreWith such a large part of this site devoted to Raymond Moore, I like to include as much information as I can gather on the man to help 'put the record straight' on his key role in British photography.

I have nearly all of his published works (not that many were ever published) but one came up on eBay a while ago that I've never managed to get hold of before. I bought it, but then promptly mislaid it, only to discover it again during a recent reorganisation.

The 1969 Winter edition of The Anglo-Welsh Review has a cover photograph by Moore and a quite lengthy article within illustrated with eight of his photographs. The cover price of six shillings in 1969 is about £4 today, but in direct translation to modern coinage is only 30p. I got it for 99p, which I guess reflects the lack of awareness of Moore's legacy and the lack of interest in anything published about him.

It is quite an interesting read - much is reproduced from other sources, but there is some original material written by Moore specifically for inclusion. I have reproduced it in full in this article.