Each a Glimpse and Gone....



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

on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Decline of Steam.

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.

Now on Show at Saltwell Towers, Gateshead. April 21st - June 4th 2006

This exhibition is now available to other venues. 0191 2615618

Exhibition Prints............................................

Colin Gifford captured the end of the era of steam industry in Britain
during the 1960's with an original vision that resulted in a historic
series of pictures. Newcastle Arts Centre is pleased to publish a new
series of limited edition prints authorised by the photographer to
commemorate the 40th anniversary of the publication of his outstanding
book 'Decline of Steam'.

A new set of prints including some unpublished work was produced
especially for this Autumn's exhibition at Newcastle Arts Centre a few of
which are illustrated here. Using the latest digital techniques we offer
archival quality prints using pigmented ink on photo quality rag paper.

Each image is limited to an edition of 50 prints on 24 inch wide paper
with a maximum image length of 22 inches. A numbered certificate of
authenticity is issued with each print. Unmounted prints are priced at £38
each and editions now available from Newcastle Arts Centre.

Prints are available without text, unmounted but can also be supplied mounted and framed.

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

telephone 0191 2615618 / 2615999

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