A NEW exhibition showcasing stunning images by photographer Ken Morris has opened at Tameside Central Art Gallery.
Entitled “The World Through My Lens – A Photographic Journey” it features pictures of wildlife, landscapes and nature, as well as a range of urban views and cityscapes.
Ken’s career in the Civil Service took him to embassies, consulates and regional conferences all over the world and he always made sure he took his camera with him. Since retiring in 2004 he has been able to travel back to many of the places with time to explore and take pictures without work getting in the way.
The photographs on display were taken during the last 15 years as he changed from traditional film to a digital camera. They include scenes ranging from the Canadian Rockies to New Zealand’s Southern Alps, from New England in the autumn to the baking African savannah, and from foggy San Francisco to the glittering Hong Kong waterfront at night.
Inspired by his childhood memories of Donaghadee lighthouse in Co Down, Ken has sought out other beacons on his travels. The exhibition includes several of these images which show the similarities and differences of lighthouses in dramatic locations around the world.
Ken’s motto is to worry less about having the latest technology and more about making use of our eyes to find the best photo opportunities.
Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for culture, said: “Ken offers a world tour with a difference. His pictures are spectacular.”
“The World Through My Lens – A Photographic Journey” runs until January 13 at Tameside Central Art Gallery, Old Street, Ashton. The gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 12.30pm and 1 to 4pm, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Marketing and Communications
Ashton under Lyne
0161 342 3172
0161 342 3779