Photographer captures “challenging” view of the Peak District

A local photographer has provided an alternative view of the Peak District by photographing the quarries and works around Buxton for an exhibition at Buxton Museum and Art. 

 

 

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The exhibition ‘Quarried’ aims to show that the “Peak District is more than just a nice view”, with large scale, colour photographs showing the quarries and works associated with modern day mineral extraction.

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The Peak District is a popular location for landscape photographers to capture the pristine natural beauty of the area.

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Photo credit: Colin Shaw

However, photographer Colin Shaw argues that only tells part of the story, which creates unrealistic expectations about the countryside. 

Photographer Colin Shaw said: “By producing large colour photographs I want to engage the audience and suggest links between the source of raw materials used in the construction industry and the landscape that provides them. Quarries have their own stark beauty, they are an integral part of an inhabited, working landscape.”

The exhibition will run from 6 February to 10 April 2016 at Buxton Museum and Art There will a chance to meet Colin Shaw at ‘Meet the Artist’ events on Saturday 27 February and Saturday 19 March. 

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Visit: derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/buxton_museum for more information