Paul Hill: Landmarks
“My interest is in what happens on and in the land – how the elements and seasons affect it, how man manipulates it, and how the flora and fauna mark it”.
Paul Hill is one of Britain’s leading landscape photographers and is already well-known in Ireland for his highly popular workshops as well as through his published prints and writing. In recent years his work has taken a distinct slant towards the importance of content in his photographs, rather than their composition. Changes on the land, both natural and industrial, have led him to a political point of view which he expresses through these superb black and white images of his immediate Derbyshire environment.
The exhibition as a whole is dedicated to the memory of four workers who were killed on a local reservoir site in 1983, while the photographs themselves contain no people. The prints also show the natural changes which occur in a landscape.