Quarry exhibition to go on display

Quarried is an exhibition of large scale, colour photographs of the quarries and works around Buxton in North Derbyshire taken by local photographer Colin Shaw.
Quarried is an exhibition of large scale, colour photographs of the quarries and works around Buxton in North Derbyshire taken by local photographer Colin Shaw.

A photograph exhibition which shows life and work in Buxton’s quarries is set to go on display.

‘Quarried’ is an exhibition of large scale, colour photographs of the quarries and works around Buxton, taken by High Peak photographer Colin Shaw.

Colin has been a photographer for many years but due to a severe and debilitating illness he has not completed a photographic project since the 1990s. Over the last 3 years, with much help and support, he has photographed the quarries.

Colin 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 can have their own stark beauty, they are part of an inhabited, working landscape.”

An exhibition of the project will be shown from February to April 2016 at Buxton Museum and Art gallery.