Joseph Hardman: People on Film
17 September 2016 – 25 February 2017
Joseph Hardman was a prolific photographer who captured Lakeland life between the 1930s and the 1960s. The Museum holds over 5000 of his original glass slides and this show will bring together some of these images to examine an aspect of Hardman’s work that is often overlooked, his use of people as subjects.
Hardman is more famous for his stunning landscapes or the work of shepherds, but people from all walks of life play an important role in his photographs. This display will ask how the figures in Hardman’s pictures were used and how they help to create his signature Lake District images.