Work of award winning snapper in Coldstream

COLDSTREAM Gallery’s latest exhibition- ‘The Art of Photography’ will include a display of signed photographs by award-winning photographer John Hedgecoe, whose widow Jenny Hogg lives in the Borders.

The best-selling author of over 30 books on photography as well as an acclaimed snapper, John established the photography department in 1965 at the Royal College of Art, where he was Professor from 1975 to 1994 and was Professor Emeritus until his death in 2010 .

His photographs appear in permanent collections at the New York Museum of Modern Art and London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Ten of John’s photographs are on display in the Coldstream exhibition which runs until Saturday, October 27.

These include the profile shot of the Queen taken by John in June 1967, and then used by Arnold Machin to make a plaster version. John then photographed the plaster version for the stamp image, which has become the planet’s most reproduced image of all time.

In addition to the work by John Hedgcoe, the exhibition area at Coldstream is displaying work by 12 Borders-based photographers. The gallery is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday.