Dr Karen Shepherdson, Reader in Photography in the School of Media Art and Design, has a new exhibition at Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria.
The Welcome Rest
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre
“The Welcome Rest” is one of Karen’s long-term photographic series, showing the complex relationships and bonds between dogs and their companions. The exhibition includes a number of recent portraits made within the Forest at Grizedale.
Karen writes, “The Welcome Rest series began in 2014 by making sixteen portraits of dogs and their companions as they sat on a seaside bench close to my own home in Kent — a bench boldly engraved with the text ‘the welcome rest’. Since then I have been invited to take the Welcome Rest on-the-road and in so doing have been overwhelmed by how these knowingly modest portraits repeatedly connect with new audiences.”