Dartmoor Photographers – Local Art Show 2017
21 September 2017
Dartmoor Photographers is the first of the five shortlisted entries for the Local Art Show 2017 competition. The Express & Echo newspaper is featuring the groups and readers will vote for their favourite. The closing date for votes is Monday 23 October 2017, at noon. Voting coupons are found in the Express & Echo. Only original coupons will be accepted. The winning group will be announced on Thursday 26 October 2017. The Local Art Show 2017 will run from 13 December to 17 January 2018.
Dartmoor Photographers group statement
We are a group of photographers who live and work on Dartmoor and have an intimate knowledge of the land and its people.
Our work celebrates the moors and tors for which Dartmoor is famed – but it also goes beyond that. We capture fleeting moments of everyday routines from our parishes: farmers tending their animals, traders setting up shop, children playing in sun-dappled streams after school.
Local knowledge leads us off the beaten track, to eccentric village fairs and competitive county shows, to chance encounters with hill ponies and highland cattle.
We will show you exclusive photographs of an eco-community living in beautiful woodland roundhouses and give you a glimpse behind the workshop walls of the moor’s most traditional craftspeople.
We photograph Dartmoor at its wildest – in electrical storms, mist, driving rain, cold nights, howling gales – and capture the struggles of those who have to battle against it.
We are bound by our love of the moor and a desire to share our collective take on the place we call home. Vote for us to see one of the most comprehensive, candid and colourful photographic collections of modern Dartmoor ever curated.