Northumberland Landscapes

Isabela Jedrzejczyk

Landscapes exploring rural Northumberland in early 1980s, taken by a photographer who was part of the Side Gallery team in its early days.

The photographs sensitively portray the many facets of the Northumbrian landscape – from rugged crags and windswept hills to quiet settlements of cottages and shaded woodlands – with a vivid perception for the often dramatic effects of sunlight and clouds casting light and shadow over the land. As Jedrzejczyk wrote in the exhibition text: ‘There are many issues embodied in the land, ecological as well as financial. The main point I would like to make is that the landscape is our heritage and our future. We can read the past in it, and if we protect it, it offers us a future.’

All images © Isabela Jedrzejczyk

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