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Images of an Antique Land by David Tunnicliffe

2 Oct – 31 Dec 2023


Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE

01983 756 814

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Images of an Antique Land by David Tunnicliffe


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Featuring a series of photographs showing the physicality and excitement of an Egypt that is both modern and also, without interruption, ancient. The images were captured over a span of four and a half years as David Tunnicliffe and his family embarked on a remarkable journey through the ancient land of Egypt. Throughout this period, David held the esteemed position of resident staff photographer for the Egypt Exploration Society. However, these diverse images go beyond his professional role, offering a glimpse into his everyday encounters. They vividly portray the essence of life, the ever-changing landscapes, the rich historical tapestry, and the vibrant culture of this enigmatic and biblical land. “The selection for this exhibition was really hard to achieve,” David admits. “Without exaggeration I have tens of thousands of images of Egypt amassed over the four and a half years we lived there. “What I wanted to do was to show a side of Egypt that is seldom seen by the ‘tourist,’” he added. “I hope I have been successful!”

The exhibition runs until the end of the year