Photography exhibition - Askham, People & Place

26th October 2013
Photography Exhibition - “Askham – People and Place”

A unique collection of photographs, portraying the lives of those who work, live and play in this charming village as well as capturing the beautiful landscapes around the area.

The famous guidebook writer, Alfred Wainwright, described Askham as “Westmorland’s prettiest village” and Rod says, “the village and surrounding areas provide a diversity and richness that presents infinite opportunities for landscape lovers and photographers”.

There are two distinct sets of images on display. Firstly, the ‘People’ images are taken in a social documentary style which provides a candid glimpse into the lives of the people of Askham. “Doing this wouldn’t have been possible without the goodwill and help of those who kindly agreed to be photographed as part of the project, so a big thank you to them” said Rod. The second set of images are landscapes, ranging from shots of the village itself, through to the fells rising above it.

All the exhibition images have been taken in the past couple of years but Rod sees this as just the start of a longer project; “by holding up a mirror, I want to help us reflect and consider what makes Askham a special place; at the same time I want to produce an on-going social record of the locality that can be looked back upon in the years to come”.

Free entry to the exhibition to be held at Askham Village Hall, Askham, CA10 2PF on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2013, open 11.00am to 5.00pm each day. Refreshments available and Landscape images can be purchased at the event.

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