Peter Cattrell, Landscapes from the Western Front
24th October 2015
St Fergus Gallery, Wick Library
To mark the Centenary of the First World War this exhibition of photographic work by Scottish photographer Peter Cattrell includes quiet, reflective landscapes from the Somme.
Catrell's interest in the Somme was sparked upon the discovery of a photograph of his great uncle, William Wyatt Bagshawe, with three of his companions from the Sheffield 'Pals' Battalion. The four members of the Battalion had enlisted in response to Lord Kitcheners' calls for volunteers, and had died on the first onslaught on the Somme on 1 July 1916. Cattrell went to find Bagshawe's name on the war memorial at Thiepval, Belgium during a visit in 1989 and a selection of Cattrell's archive material on display.
The photographs Cattrell has taken of the battlefield form a compelling and extensive body of work. The landscape captured by Cattrell is a contradictory one: both a lasting witness to the horrors of the war and a tranquil countryside, softened by the constant renewal of nature.
Peter Cattrell was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied at St Andrews University from 1977-8, then from 1979-82 he studied photography at the London College of Printing. Cattrell is a landscape photographer, concentrating particularly on man's impact on his surroundings, he also lectures on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, London. Recent exhibition include Remember the Great War at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (2014-16) and Traces of War: Landscapes of the Western Front at The Fleming Collection, London (2014).
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