Until 23 October 2022
Farleys House & Gallery
Muddles Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HW
This exhibition is a photographic portrayal from the 1990’s to the present of the men and women of the Hasting’s fishing community, that is Britain’s oldest, and Europe’s largest, beach-launched fishing fleet. It is a community that has been in existence for over a thousand years — a community that is on the edge of extinction.
For over thirty years John Cole has worked all over the world as a professional photographer shooting assignments for major news corporations including The Sunday Times, The Observer, Newsweek and Paris Match.
He has photographed celebrities, sporting stars and politicians, such as Mohammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Elton John, Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman. He finds this fun, but what John really loves doing is documenting ordinary people, doing extraordinary things, thereby giving voice to those who may not have a voice of their own.
* Profits from the sale of photographs in this exhibition and copies of the book will be shared with the Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society.
Image: © Henry Adams by John Cole
Information: Farleys House & Gallery | John Cole
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