a PhotoStroud exhibition at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire


new and un-shown work by PhotoStroud photographers

We are pleased to announce that as a part of Stroud’s site12 festival, Beyond the Comfort Zone part 2 will be showing even more new, cutting edge photographic works at the Landsdown Gallery from 25th-30th May.
An all new show featuring more challenging photographic works from some of the original artists featured in our inaugural exhibition Comfort Zone 1, plus several new participants.
Check out our radical new website and artists at http://beyondthecomfortzone2.wordpress.com

Our original show was held at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth from November 5th – 17th  2011

Photographers are continually searching for new ways of expressing their ideas through the medium.
Often what is seen in exhibitions is the result of many years of experiment, but this show invites the exhibitors to go beyond their comfort zone and exhibit only very recent, explorative images.
By challenging photographers to take new subjects, experiment with new approaches, techniques and processes, the show offers an insight into works which are still going through the various stages of refinement, reworking and fine tuning.
Each photographer has gone through an angst-ridden and harrowing time in selecting and submitting their images to the Public gaze, but feel that through their choices they are moving on their own creative practice.

and in the light of recent events:

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
—Oscar Wilde

we hope you’ll enjoy the work
Kel Portman
PhotoStroud and Walking the Land artist

Issues about censorship have surfaced after hanging the show at Ruskin Mill Gallery and work has been removed by gallery staff without consultation.
The work of Nikki Simpson seen on the ‘contributing artists’ pages will continue to appear here and also features in the book.  Here you can make up your own minds and leave a comment if you wish.

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice”.
Henry Louis Gates