Ouse Washes exhibition documents a story of landscape beauty

Elements of the Landscape
Elements of the Landscape

A photography exhibition perfectly documented the story of the Ouse Washes Landscape through the people who live and work in it.

The Elements of the Landscape exhibition was displayed within the beautiful Wigeon Café at WWT Welney Wetland Centre as part of OuseFest 2016, which included a private viewing on the opening evening.

The project was managed by photographer Pete Johnstone, of PJ.elements, and funded by a small grant from the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The concept behind Elements of the Landscape was to find the ‘hidden’ people of the Ouse Washes Landscape, to take their photograph and to tell their fascinating stories through images.

Elements of the Landscape was undertaken during the winter of 2015 through to summer 2016. The project has also included a regular blog and a special archival photo book, which can be seen on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s page at www.ousewashes.org.uk

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) area stretches for nearly 50 km from Downham Market to St. Ives.

 The partnership aims to improve community interaction and participation to maintain and safeguard the OWLP area’s inherent landscape beauty, its wetland habitats of international importance and its hidden archaeological and historical ‘gems’.