HERDWICK: A PORTRAIT OF LAKELAND │ Rheged Centre, Penrith → 19 April 2015

“Ɖs fîn-āt ftogṛfi xibišn têcs a yir-rnd lc at ɖ Lêcdistrict landscêp, ɖ felfāmrz hu cer fr it n its mč luvd nêtv inhabitnt, ɖ Hrdwic šīp. Ftogṛfr Iyn Lwsn hz spent mr ɖn 5 yirz amñ ɖ fāmrz n šepdz hu stl cīp ɖs ynīc n rugid brīd in ɖ hî felz v ɖ Lêc District. Fīčrñ lj-fwmat prints ɖt fil ɖ gaḷrīwōlz n intrpṛtešn bî Andru Humfriz MBE, ẇč pṛvîdz a ynīc insît, ɖ xibišn trnspwts vizitrz t ɖ ostir byti v ɖ upḷnd fāmz n wîld grezñlandz v ɖ Hrdwic šīp. Iyn prizents a yir in ɖ lîf v ɖs ynīc brīd, fṛm lamñ in sprñ t wîld wintrz on ɖ hî felz. Ɖ xibišn z an imošnl ptreyl v an indenjrd we v lîf, az Hrdwic fāmñ bcmz ls ssteṇbl. Ɖ fāmrz Iyn hz wrct wɖ strugl t indyr ɖ prešrz v modn fāmñtecnīcs, in ɖ fês v ʈâzndz v yirz v tṛdišnl côixistns wɖ ɖ land.

Bfr I bgan vizitñ ɖ hidn valiz v Ñgliš Lêcḷnd wɖ mî camra, mî undrstandñ v ẇt it mīnz t liv a lîf regyletd bî ɖ slo pṛsešn v ɖ sīznz wz limitd. In a tecṇlojicl êj, ɖ lîf v a Hrdwic šepd cn sīm anacṛnistc, bt fîv yirz spent obzrvñ ɖz men n wimin at wrc hz twt m ɖt ɖs z nt so. Ɖerz z nt a lîf livd ât v tîm, bt rɖr wn dīpli atynd t ɖ riɖmz undrpinñ âr vri xistns on ɖs planit. (Iyn Lwsn)

Ɖ xibišn olso fīčrz contribyšnz fṛm ɖ Wŭl Clip, a Cumbrı̣n grūp hu gro, spin n nit wɖ ɖer ôn Hrdwic wŭl. Ɖe hv pṛdyst bytifl objcts ɖt compliment Iyn’z fôṭgrafs. Iyn’z ambišs fîv-yir projct culminetd in a bytifl 430-pêj bc wɖ ovr 250 imijz n ɖs mêjr xibišn, ẇč šoz Lêcḷnd on a scêl n wɖ a vižn rerli sīn bfr. Ɖ bc wl b aveḷbl t bai fṛm ɖ gaḷrīšop alñ wɖ a renj v Iyn’z cādz n ātprints n handcraftd Hrdwic wŭlproducts.”

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