Each a Glimpse and Gone....



Author of; Decline of Steam, each a glimpse..., ...and gone for ever,


Colin Gifford is considered by many as the father of progressive railway photography
and was paid the ultimate accolade when five of his railway photographs appeared
on Royal Mail stamps issued in January 1994.

Railways have always fascinated him, especially their relationship with landscape,
topography and the people who work and use them. This approach was evident in
his first book, Decline of Steam, published in 1965, which even today is regarded
as one of the most influential railway photographic titles.
Depicting steam on British Railways in the 1960’s each a glimpse... was published in
1970 and received much critical acclaim.This was followed in 1994 by ...and gone for ever
its long-awaited companion. These superbly atmospheric photographs are, in addition to
being evocative studies of the railway scene during the last years of steam,
a unique record of the urban and rural landscape of Great Britain in the 50’s and 60’s.

Following five years fine art training at Harrow School of Art, Colin Gifford spent some time
in advertising before working for transport publishers. He is now a freelance photographer
and author living in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and is still active photographing topographical,
industrial and both the preserved and modern railway scenes.

on show at Newcastle Arts Centre October 2005. & July 2nd - 14th 2014


This exhibition is now available to other venues. 0191 2615618


Newcastle Arts Centre . 67, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG

telephone 0191 2615618 / 2615999

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