Saturday 16th July - 12th September 2022
Inspired by... gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB
Woodland Sanctuary is a joint exhibition between photographers Simon Baxter and Joe Cornish. The work was gathered over the last six years, all of it within the North York Moors National Park.
For both photographers woodland has been a source of exploration, tranquility, meditation, artistic study and inspiration, and, especially during the Pandemic, a solace. The photography has been made in the eye witness tradition of the medium, but nevertheless reflects a contemporary aesthetic and philosophy.
The themes reflect the preoccupations and imaginative journeys of the photographers during their time in the woods. The images reflect the intense experience of studying trees in all weather conditions and all times of year.