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Found in Shadsworth By Derren Lee Poole

Saturday 10 February until Friday 9th June 2018


A new photographic exhibition opening at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery coincides with the Christopher John Ball exhibition also opening 10 February.

Derren says “Found In Shadsworth is a series of documentary photographs exploring Shadsworth housing estate. I lived there from birth until the age of 19. Until starting this project, I had not been back there in over 25 years and I was curious to see what remained, if anything, of my childhood home.

Inspired by Blackburn born documentary photographer Christopher John Ball, these photographs are not just a record of Shadsworth as it is now, but are a portrayal of some of my key memories from growing up there.

All images were captured using digital and analogue film techniques. Thank you to the residents of Shadsworth for taking time to share their stories and memories of growing up and living on the estate, albeit if they were a little camera shy!”

Image Gallery

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