28th Oct, 2016

Kenilworth photographer's work on show posthumously

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 13 hours ago

THE ENGLISH cathedral in all its natural glory is the focus of a posthumous exhibition by late Kenilworth photographer Peter Marlow.

The world of photography lost a major talent when the 63-year-old lost his battle with bone marrow cancer in February.

The English cathedral – a collection of photographs featuring all 42 English cathedrals – are being displayed at Coventry Cathedral until September 5.

Capturing images of cathedrals in natural light was a passion of Peter’s. Each shoot was done without artificial lighting creating a representation of each cathedral removed from the modern age.

Peter was excited at the prospect of the exhibition while planning shortly before his death.

He said: “I want my work to generate a sense of the unexpected, the hidden, and the seemingly spontaneous.”

During an illustrious career Peter turned his lens on evrything from meetings of world leaders including Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, to a youth armed with a rifle on the streets of Belfast.

Friend and colleague Stuart Franklin said: “Peter was one of the most considerate and unselfish people I have known, always putting the interests of others above his own.

“Whilst he brought empathy and enormous range to covering the global news agenda, his personality never squared with the cut and thrust of photojournalism.”

Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry, was delighted Peter chose to show the collection in the cathedral, especially at a time it was re-establishing its programme of exhibitions in preparation for the cathedral’s centenary in 2018.

Normal cathedral admission prices apply for the exhibition.

Visit www.coventrycathedral.org.uk for further details.