2 – 11 September 2011

Daily 10am – 5.30pm

For many of us, the image of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the top of Mount Everest in 1953 is indelibly printed in our minds.

But for Alfred Gregory it was also the beginning of an extraordinary life as a photographer. Each photograph captures not only a moment frozen in time but a sense of spirit- superb in their clarity and character, and familiar to millions throughout the world.
As he once stated: “The high peaks on earth are lovely beyond description, too lovely perhaps to portray in photographs, but on an expedition they are the props, the background scenery to human endeavour.”

From Everest to Africa and many other wonderful places including the once glamour-blessed English holiday town Blackpool, Gregory put his photographic talents to good use producing a mix of stunning black and white and colour images.
This exhibition captures those short-lived moments when ordinary people, objects and places become extraordinary.