exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary
of the death of Orkney Poet,
In response to an
invitation from the Loft Gallery, St. Margaret’s Hope, the club
decided to mark this anniversary with a photographic tribute,
interpreting Muir’s famous poem, “The Horses”.
It was a different
experience for the camera club to use a piece of imaginative
literature to spark their photographic inspirations and this was a
long-term project, over 18 months. Members came upon the poem from
many different angles, picking up individual words, phrases, images,
or the changing mood of the poem to guide them.
The club is very
grateful to the Loft for the invitation to exhibit. They also
benefitted greatly from the advice of Orkney photographers
Rebecca Marr and Sharyn Crossley
and of poet
Yvonne Gray. Thanks are also due to
Orkney Collegians Kirsty Macdonald and Morag Tweedie, who joined in
to tackle the final selection of the prints to go on show.
It is hoped that the
images displayed on this page will be of interest to both members, non-members
and future members of the club.
Click on each image to view
each part of the presentation that accompanied the exhibition
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