Photographer and Olympic torchbearer hosts Stevenage exhibition

12:06 26 March 2012

Fred Gormer is exhibiting at the Boxfield Gallery in Stevenage

Fred Gormer is exhibiting at the Boxfield Gallery in Stevenage

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A PHOTOGRAPHER and former British athlete is hosting a hometown exhibition of his latest work.

Stevenage resident Fred Gormer returned to the Boxfield Gallery at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre on Friday for his third exhibition entitled Illumination.

Fred, who has been named as an Olympic torchbearer for his involvement in sport, has used a number of different techniques for the month-long exhibition, which features 60 photographs.

The 62-year-old, who has represented Great Britain at 5,000m and cross country, told Venue: “I have a love for travel photography particularly in the United States of America. Travel and photography form a perfect and complementary partnership documenting what is in our beautiful world.

“To obtain the photographs for this exhibition I have once again visited the cities, mountains, the desert, forest, lakes and even in my studio. For a bit of fun I travelled 230 miles round trip to get just one image.

“Although I have been a photographer since I was a boy I still get excited by taking photographs, they can excite, flatter, bring on emotions and of course evoke memories of what that particular image means to an individual.”

Fred Gormer’s Illumination runs until April 22 and is free to attend at the centre in Lytton Way.

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