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Monday
Feb012010

fragments - The Hamilton Photography of Jack Whorwood

Jack Whorwood has been taking photographs all of his life. In fact, he earned his living as a professional photographer for decades. Although now officially retired, Jack is nevertheless still a photographer. As he says, "You simply never stop being a photographer, whether you're being paid or not."

The exhibition of Jack's photographs in the "fragments" exhibition feature dozens of his black and white images taken during the late 1950's through to the mid 1970's in downtown Hamilton. From Gore Park the way it was, to the before and after of Jackson Square and of York Boulevard. But Jack Whorwood did not simply record the way it was. His images demonstrate his remarkable eye for urban details. They include the buildings in Hamilton's core, as well as the people who lived and worked in those buildings. His is an emotionally infused catalogue of the Hamilton that is now, for so many, simply history.