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World city pictures showcased in UCLan exhibition in Preston art gallery

Posted on - 30th November, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Photos, Things To Do, University
Inside the Hanover building with staff and photographers taking part

Inside the Hanover building with staff and photographers taking part

A photography exhibition showcasing life in the world’s cities is on display in Preston.

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The In The City pictures show the cultural, social and political landscapes from Israel to Sweden.

Artists from around the world are showing their pictures at the Hanover Building on the University of Central Lancashire campus.

One photographer showing his work is San Francisco artist Jonn Herschend who has image Alcaztraz to Scale.

He said: “I feel like I’ve captured a Russian doll, a world within a world. Alcatraz is an iconic landmark in my home town and I took my family for the day to see it through fresh eyes as a tourist. I wanted to reflect its troubled past as prison and its current state as a popular tourist attraction.”

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Jonn with his picture

Heidi Hove, from Denmark, has a black and white picture shown from a trip to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

She said: “I have captured an image showing where local people have taken pavement repair into their own hands and at the same time covered the new concrete in footprints. I like the idea that they have made a permanent mark and left a personal trace on an ever changing landscape.”

Heidi's Argentina shot

Heidi’s Argentina shot

The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm at the Hanover Building which is off Fylde Road, near the Media Factory.

UCLan fine art lecturer Victoria Lucas, who is part of the team behind the exhibition, said: “We’re excited to welcome so many artists from all over the world to exhibit their work here in Preston. I hope visitors find the display engaging and thought provoking and I’d encourage anyone with an interest in the city to come and see it.”

It is free to attend and runs until Friday 12 December.

Have you been to the exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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