From Monday 29th April till Tuesday 6 May 2013, Social Documentary Photographer David Collier will be exhibiting his latest work in the Glass Foyer of St. Peter’s Church in Cambridge Street, Harrogate. This beautifully lit area overlooking Harrogate’s main commercial area is the perfect location for this exhibition that features large two-meter panorama images of the sublime mountains surrounding Mount Everest. These landscapes, a mixture of digital and large format film are presented as a series of large scale layered composite images that invite the viewer to discover elements within the large vistas that pose questions of the impact both physical and cultural of global tourism.
Included alongside his photographs are archive images from the Royal Geographical Society archive, images that show this region when it was first opened to the developed world sixty years ago. David’s images are a personal reflection on wilderness tourism today, an uneasy world where globally marketed business collides with a wild, remote environment and culture.