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Fifty Years On – 1971 to 2021

26 July 2021 11:00 - 29 July 2021 16:00

shows Cavendish Square in London

A photographic exhibition marking 50 years in his Fitzrovia darkroom: back by popular demand for an extra week!

Adrian Ensor, one of Britain’s finest black and white photographic printers, has been working in his darkroom just off Fitzroy Square for 50 years. Over these five decades, Adrian developed a deep and visceral understanding of what makes black and white photography work, twice winning the prestigious Ilford Printer of the Year Award. This experience has given him an unrivalled foundation for his own work as a photographer.

The catalyst to begin taking his own photos came over 30 years ago, with the loss of his beloved dog Billy, which prompted Adrian to go walking with his camera instead. His poignant, dreamlike Yorkshire landscapes were the start of a photographic journey that has taken Adrian around England, across Ireland, to Belgium, Spain, and back to the monumental architecture of London. His work has been featured in The British Journal of Photography, and his photographs of London have been exhibited at The Photographers Gallery, in the Royal Academy Summer Show, and form part of the Eric Frank collection recently gifted to Tate Britain.

Adrian has also been recognised by the Association of Photographers, who presented him with a Silver Award for his Architectural Photography. In his new exhibition, ‘Fifty Years On’, Adrian will be exhibiting selected photos from across the decades along with new, unseen work of the beautifully sculptural rocks at Varengeville sur Mer in France.

This new series brings together several different strands of Adrian’s photography: his landscapes, and his architectural and Monumental London works. In 2002, Adrian published his well-regarded book ‘Advanced Processing and Printing’. He will be introducing a new series of books at ‘Fifty Years On’. These cover architectural photography, Fitzrovian portraits, and his journeys across Yorkshire, Ireland and Spain. Copies purchased at the exhibition will be accompanied by hand-printed, limited edition prints.

‘Fifty Years On’ runs daily from Monday 26 July to Thursday 29 July (11am to 4pm) at the Fitzrovia Chapel. Entrance is free. For further information please contact adrian@adrianensor.com.

Please wear a mask while you are in the chapel for this exhibition and be aware of other people during these Covid times.


26 July 2021 11:00
29 July 2021 16:00
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