Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery displayed the ‘After the Coal Dust’ exhibition in its Community Gallery between February and April 2019.
The exhibition was enjoyed greatly by both visitors and staff members at the Museum, and provoked much debate and reflection about the changes to life in the north of England since some of the big industries have closed down.
John and Bridget were a pleasure to work with, and the exhibition was beautifully presented as well as containing many striking and memorable images.
Unapologetically honest, and in some cases tinged with humour, this collection of photographs document another important chapter in the story of Britain’s post-industrial heritage.
John is one of the finest street/candid photographers anywhere! His images are superb. examples of social history of life in the North of England. He is photographer one will see a lot of in the coming years
Rais Hasan – LRPS LDPS
Almost every image shown got a big WOW effect from members, followed by intense applause, inspiring some in our group to pursue in the art of street photography. The whole session was fascinating to view and very inspirational throughout.
Marie France Asselbergh
Tremendously rich photography offering a kaleidoscope of dimensions.
Portraits especially seem to open up a lifetime of experiences.
Stephen J Dean LRPS APAGB
On Nov 16th 2019 John provided the Yorkshire Photographic Union with an excellent lecture on contemporary street photography.
John is Castleford born, in his photography he captures people, characters and the richness of life in the old mining towns and villages of his native county.
He is much in the spirit of Jack Hulme but with a different style of approach to suit the digital era.
The images proved to be thought-provoking and stimulating for the audience and by using a completely monochrome format intriguing personalities were well illustrated.
We can strongly recommend John Gill for a lecture at your photography event.