City Life Through A Lens At The Corinium Museum

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City Life Through A Lens At The Corinium Museum

A personal insight into daily life in cities around the world goes on show at new photographic exhibition at the Corinium Museum this Spring.

'City Break' is a selection of photos from Mick Maslen, a lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the University of Gloucestershire, who has captured on film the sights of his brief breaks in Europe, Africa and America.

Mick's collection includes images of Berlin, Florence and Rome, as well as forays further afield to Marrakech, Istanbul, New York and Havana. The City Break photos will be on show at the Park Street museum from March 1st until May 30th.

The photos reflect a wide range of cultures, including pictures of people, landscapes, and architecture, and were all taken during holidays abroad from 2002.

Mick said: “What I like about photographs is that they have their own language.

“You are able to look through a lens, select a frame and then isolate it, and then share the seen moment in time – which is wonderful.”

Many of the photographs of people were taken in the old colonial area of Havana known as La Habana Vieja during one week in the Summer of 2002. It is an area besieged by time, a city of ruins where the propped up building, crumbling plaster and peeling paint reveal a century of neglect.

However, friendly faces appear from the holes in the walls of broken buildings and stand or sit in doorways with nothing to do but watch the day go by.

Some of the photographs in this exhibition are a record of pieces of 'street art' Mick stumbled across whilst wandering various city streets with the intention of photographing other things.

The exhibition is on show from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, or from 2pm-5pm on Sunday. Admission to the exhibtion is included in the museum ticket price, or pay £1 to see the exhibition only.

For further information, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611.

Posted : 26/02/2008 17:57:36

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