Join us in the galleries to hear more about Peter's circus works and photographic techniques.
"I was immediately struck by the disparity between the outward exoticism, the finery, the sequinned costumes, the plumes, the elaborate display and back stage ordinariness. At once I was enthralled by the sounds and the smell, but I had no idea the subject would capture and hold my imagination for the best part of five decades." - Peter Lavery
Peter Lavery was born in Wakefield, having studied photography at Liverpool and Leeds Colleges of Art, he completed his MA in Photography at The Royal College of Art in London, in 1972. He taught special projects and alternative processes at The RCA and the London College of Printing, making the first platinum print in Britain since the 1930s, and has won major British and international awards as a photographer both for his editorial and commercial work.
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