John Goto interviewed by Katie Maynard (5/9/2008) for Kettle's Yard's oral history archive about his Fellowship at Kettle's Yard 1988/9

Part 1

John Goto describes his first visit to Kettle's Yard; his Fellowship proposal and interview by Hilary Gresty and Sandy Nairne; visiting and interviewing Jim Ede in Edinburgh; a conversation between strangers about death; Jim's views on photography; British culture in the 1950's; Goto's own family background

Part 2

Goto describes the studio at Newnham College, University of Cambridge; the sources and methods used in making the Atomic Yard series; his relationship to Girton College; scholarship boys and class; the reception of his exhibition at Kettle's Yard and since.


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