The English Cathedral – Touring Exhibition
The collection of work by the late internationally renowned photographer, Peter Marlow, is being displayed in each of the 42 Church of England cathedrals and come to St Edmundsbury Cathedral in July.
In 2010 Peter undertook ‘a kind of reflective pilgrimage’, in photographing the naves of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. As a contemporary return to tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith, Peter’s typologies were taken in natural light at dawn, capturing the luminosity of each interior as daylight emerged from behind the altar. Devoid of artificial lighting, the images create a representation of each cathedral removed from the modern age.
The photographs were published as a book by Merrell, with a foreword written by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A. The first edition in 2012 and second edition in 2015. With generous funding from the Victoria and Albert Museum and their Photographs Acquisition Group, a touring exhibition followed the book.
A full set of the prints are held in the V&A’s permanent collection.
This exhibition is free to visit, with any donations made very much appreciated. For more information on Peter’s work on this project, visit the Peter Marlow Foundation website.