Exhibition showcasing the photographs of Derek Evans

Herefordshire Life Through A Lens presents: The Derek Evans Studio Photographs exhibition at The Courtyard between Friday 21 February–Saturday 21 March.

Derek Evans worked throughout Fleet Street’s heyday, creating a host of award-winning shots. His professional achievements were rewarded with a fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

Evans was considered to be one of the top freelance photographers in the country and, through his extensive body of work, created a visual chronicle of life across Herefordshire from the late 1940s onwards.

The Derek Evans Studio archive contains some 200,000 negatives, 729 exhibition prints and 10 daily log books. The Herefordshire Life Through a Lens project is bringing many of the images from his vast archive of photographs and negatives to light again, thanks to the work of Catcher Media and Herefordshire Council’s Archive and Library service.

In this new exhibition, the archive studio images will be displayed alongside contemporary photographs, which reflect some of the themes in the collection, including hop picking, the May Fair and countless other county events.

The Derek Evans Studio Photographs Exhibition will be in The Courtyard’s Gallery from Friday 21 February–Saturday 21 March. For more information visit courtyard.org.uk or call 01432 340555.

Photo caption: A look back on the history of Herefordshire through the photographs of Derek Evans.