Feature: Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE QUEEN'S House at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
is hosting a photographic exhibition, The Coast Exposed,
that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Britain's coastline.
It's a collaboration between the National Trust and Magnum Photos.
Spectacular colour coastal landscapes from England, Wales and
Northern Ireland are the work of National Trust photographers
Joe Cornish, Paul Wakefield and David Noton.
While for Magnum Photos and using
its distinctive black and white imagery, photographers Ian Berry,
Stuart Franklin, David Hurn and Chris Steele-Perkins have captured
the delicate interdependent relationships that exist between coastal
communities and the sea.
Through their images, visitors can see the devastation caused
by recent flooding at Boscastle in Cornwall; puffins and terns
on the Farne Islands; traditional fishing life on isolated Rathlin
Island off the coast of Northern Island; a beach festival for
young surfers in Cornwall; traditional scenes of a family day
out at the seaside in Wales; and much more.
The Coast Exposed is a special highlight of SeaBritain
2005 - a year-long celebration of the nation's maritime past,
present and future - of which the National Trust is a major partner.
A series of talks, workshops and events linked to The Coast
Exposed will take place at the National Maritime Museum throughout
the exhibition period (until January 8, 2006).
The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House and Royal Observatory
are open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. Last admission is
30 minutes before closing.