Green Farm, Prickwillow

Postcards from the Fens

Old postcards have a special appeal. At first sight ephemeral mementos of holidays, but at another level a vernacular record of a specific time and place, and through the messages they carry, a snap-shot of our lives, past and present.

The Fens are not picturesque in any conventional sense, but deserve their own postcards, both as testimony to a unique landscape and to prompt memories of what it means to live and work here.

I have tried to do just that in this set of fifty black and white postcard-size photos taken within fifteen miles of Ely Cathedral, and its companion set of fifty in colour, both of which were featured in a travelling exhibition supported by Arts Council England and organised by the Babylon Gallery in Ely.

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