“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”
L. Wolfe Gilbert.
Beauty can be found in all things, if we just take the time to look for it. Examining the wonders of the natural world has always been, and will continue to be, a great source of inspiration, excitement and intrigue. Capturing and documenting the remarkable, inimitable visual beauty of the world has been a preoccupation for artists, scientists, and photographers the world over as we seek to understand the marvel that is creation, both natural and man-made.
The physical world that surrounds us presents us with an ever-changing, awe-inspiring backdrop to life, from the magnificence of a morning sunrise, the heavenly hues of the changing seasons, the wonder of weather-beaten terrains to the careful construction of the built environment.
But the wonderment and admiration that we harbour for our beautiful world is far deeper than this material connection would suggest. There is also an immeasurable beauty within us which is portrayed in the human interactions that we engage in and the relationships that we form. Our journey through life, from the innocence of childhood right through to the wisdom that is bestowed upon us with age, is etched on our faces for all to see.
Beauty is also present in our close encounters with the creatures we share the planet with and can also be seen in their relationship with the natural world on which they depend.
This exhibition features the work of 19 photographers who have been moved by our beautiful world enough to document it in all its glory. Some have chosen to focus on the physical landscape, some on the animal world, others have taken nature as their inspiration, whilst some have chosen the beauty of people. What they all have in common is a unique and touching interpretation of the beauty they perceive in the world.
Sandra Angers-Blondin, Saransh Bansal, Dwaipayan Basu, Jagendra Bhardwaj, Robert Davies, Nicola Davison-Reed, Robert De Paulis, Aman Dhanani, Shamma Esoof, Dave Foker, Frank Foster, Michael Gay, Anikendra Ghosh, Grace Hui, Puneeta Sharma, Vishali Shyam, John Walker, Matt Walkley, Nicolas William Hughes