Eve of St. Agnes painting on display at Ely Cathedral

Eve of St Agnes by Harry Cory Wright

Eve of St Agnes by Harry Cory Wright - Credit: Archant

Currently on display in the Priors Door at Ely Cathedral is The Eve of St. Agnes, a photograph taken by renowned British photographer Harry Cory Wright.

The picture is of the nave looking west and was taken at dawn on The Eve of St. Agnes in deepest winter.

Mr Wright said: “We all view images daily by the thousand; we click through Facebook, flick through magazines.

“It is said that we spend perhaps an average of half a second on the images we look at.

“So what happens when we slow this down, looking at one picture presented and lit simply and give ourselves a little longer”.


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A cathedral spokesman said: “The image measures 148mm x 180mm and was taken using a 10x8 inch wooden Gandolfi plate camera that captures a great amount of detail, but also by nature of its slow approach, results in an image that is calm and quiet with a strong sense of place.

“A leading photographer in his field, Harry’s work has a global customer base and is exhibited at Eleven in London.

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“His portfolio includes commissions for leading global brands and his work regularly features in prominent international publications, Condé Nast and Harper’s Bazaar.”

A pew has been positioned in front of the photograph for viewing purposes.

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