George Wright: Another Way of Life
George studied Graphic Design at Wimbledon School of Art and has been a freelance photographer since 1975.
His work has appeared in numerous magazines including the Observer, Telegraph and Independent, Country Life, Country Living, Atlante (Italy) and Departures (USA). It has taken him all over the world, from Armenia to Zimbabwe and from Djibouti to Irian Jaya. He has photographs in the National Portrait Gallery Collection and several here in Dorset County Hospital.
His books include English Topiary Gardens (1986), In time of Flood (1996), The Wheal of Hope (2000), Dorset Man (2006), Dorset Woman (2006), Dorset Coast (2007) & Vanishing Dorset (2011)
Exhibitions include the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Chicago Botanic Gardens, as well as more locally at Dorset County Museum, Dorset County Hospital and Bridport Art Centre.
Recently he has turned his attention further afield and the photographs in this exhibition are the result of personal journeys, many of which were made by motorbike, including several trips to Eastern Europe, riding the length of South America and travelling to Iran and back.
The earliest photograph in this exhibition, of a street photographer in Aleppo, was taken in 1979 when George travelled overland to the Middle East. He would like to dedicate the other photographs in this exhibition to him.
George is a great supporter of Arts in Hospitals and is proud that a number of his photographs are on permanent display in Dorset County Hospital. Having recently been a patient himself, he recognises the pleasure and benefits that art brings to the caring environment of this wonderful hospital.
More of George’s work can be seen in the Royal Eye Infirmary, Abbotsbury Ward, outside Orthodontics and his three fabulous Night Oaks are in the corridors on the floor below.
To find out more about George’s work visit www.georgewrightphotography.co.uk
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