Peter Sayers Photography

Peter Sayers Photography| 28 November – 11 December

Living in Cheltenham for nearly a quarter of a century, Peter Sayers became interested in Cheltenham’s Lower High Street when he noticed the rapid changes that were occurring and recently started to document some of the sights that he felt needed recording. A sample are shown here. He particularly focuses on encouraging people to look: to view the perhaps common place that occurs daily, often above eye level, that form movement patterns or strong images that capture the altering face of our streets.
The photographer Peter Sayers is perhaps best known for his pictures and film work of dance, particularly modern dance, and has been published in many countries. With a long career in working with movement and people in space, Peter worked first as a press photographer and covered many mass-people events in the 1980’s when demonstrations were commonplace. He was the photographer for CND and the TUC. He specialised in archival photography and only recently moved to digital photography when he felt the technology could rival traditional methods and now prints on specially prepared papers that have more than a 100 year minimum lifetime.
In parallel with his career as a photographer, Peter also taught Art and Design and became the head of the Cheltenham College of Art and a University Dean. Maintaining an interest in science he was a commissioner on the Human Genetics Commission and a Government appointee to the Telecommunications regulator. His films of dance reconstructions of the 1920’s are sold worldwide.
He is particularly welcoming to any comments or local stories and can be contacted on: psayers@idm.org

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We are delighted to announce our events running throughout December

NOVEMBER

at Chapel Arts

December in Brief

• Lar Cann until 10th December • Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen Christmas Fayre – 14th – 23rd December • Leslie Gerry – New York Prints until 23rd December • A Christmas Carol, 9th, 11th & 12th December 7.30pm. • Malika Richards, Piano Recital 20th December 5-6pm, Tickets from Chapel Arts • Lower High Street Project revisited alongside photographs by Peter Sayers • Closing for Christmas 23rd December at 4pm
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