Inspired by: Landings
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Date: Sunday 1 June – Monday 13 October 2014
Location: Fort Nelson
Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings by showcasing the work of Portsmouth photographer Russell Squires in a new exhibition.
Russell uses a series of colour and monochrome shots to explore the French coastline where on June 6, 1944, British, American and Canadian forces landed on the Normandy beaches in one of history’s largest military assaults – D-Day.
A photography tutor and support technician at The University of Portsmouth and the Open College of Arts, Russell will display 25 main photos at Fort Nelson, from June 1 in the exhibition – Landings.
Russell describes himself as a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic style, who primarily uses photography with a fine art and documentary-based content. He’s also a “self-confessed geek and sci-fi fanatic”, with a love for technology and its involvement within the arts.
Russell said, “I feel extremely honoured that my work was chosen to be exhibited at Fort Nelson as it’s a great historical and educational establishment. The work’s subject matter is very well suited to the museum and is complimented by the surrounding exhibits.”