Gatherings (photography exhibition)

, in Todmorden on March 31st, 2023 10:00am

Address: Todmorden Information Centre Trust, 15 Burnley Road, Todmorden, England OL147BU, United Kingdom

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Photography Exhibition by Chris Foster
1-31 March 2023

Nature has a way of carrying on without us, even celebrating our absence from places we have previously dominated. These gatherings in nature; places where starlings chatter amongst the branches, badgers collect in the evening light, and rain drops congregate on leaves and webs, ensnare us in their magic. Captured between March 2020 and present day, this collection of images by photographer Chris Foster are brought together as a witness to nature’s resolve.

During the pandemic the world was forced into lockdown and the word ‘gathering’ became synonymous with something we could no longer do, for a time gathering was even illegal. Forced to stay local, to be still, and seeking the connection he could no longer find with people, Chris wandered areas closer to home, chronicling enchanting gatherings and celebrating nature’s tenacity.

Now we once again gather, enjoying each other’s company and revelling in the closeness of each other. Nowhere is this celebration of each other, of community, more evident than in the Todmorden Makery, where young and old gather to create, to talk, to share. In fact, it was in the Makery that Chris built the frames, with locally reclaimed wood, holding the prints you will see on display.

Prints and postcards on sale from Todmorden Information Centre or contact Chris Foster
20% of all profits from sales will be donated to Todmorden Makery to ensure that we can continue to gather.

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