The Edge of Darkness

Beesley, Ian (2017) The Edge of Darkness. [Show/Exhibition]

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In 1876 John Ruskin observed that the whole system of climate had been changed by industrial activity and that mankind would never ever witness the sunsets that he and Turner had witnessed in the early 1800s.
Twilight has been particularly effected by pollution. This exhibition follows the three stages of twilight, civil twilight, light still visible in the sky, street lights come on, nautical twilight, dimming light and traditionally the time when sailors
begin to navigate by the stars, astronomical twilight, stars are clearly visible.
We travel from the east coast to the west coast and as darkness descends, to reflect the way our eyes adjust to the dimming light, the images change from colour to black and white

Exhibition of photographs by Ian Beesley
1st March to 16th April 2017
Bradford Cathedral

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