Exhibition: The Dartmoor Photographs of Chris Chapman / Devon, on-going

Chris Chapman was born in Wigan, Lancashire in 1952. He began his photographic career at the Newport College of Art in South Wales where he was invited to join the Documentary Photography Course run by the Magnum photographer, David Hurn.

In 1975 he moved to Dartmoor, since when he has documented aspects of Dartmoor life. His photographs reflect traditional skills inherent in the indigenous population and emphasise the accumulation of knowledge associated with age and customs. He has a large archive depicting the culture and character of the region. He was a friend and collaborator with James Ravilious.

His photography has been widely recognised and is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Arts Council of England and the International Center of Photography in New York. His work has been published under various titles, including The Right Side of the Hedge (David & Charles), Dartmoor: The Threatened Wilderness (Channel 4) and Wild Goose and Riddon.

The Dartmoor Photographs of Chris Chapman now make the most integral element of his work accessible to the public in one place in this free exhibition and the aim of this project is to expand the collection as time progresses.

A short presentation by Chris about his photography is free to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJL_Kk4_cHw&t

The Dartmoor Photographs of Chris Chapman
Permanent display, but check for opening days and times

Providence Methodist Chapel, Throwleigh, Dartmoor EX20 2HZ
See: https://thedartmoorphotographs.com

Chris's website is here: https://www.chrischapmanphotography.co.uk/

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