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A Year in the Life: People and places of the Old Royal Naval College

Mon 27 May (Bank Holiday Monday) - Sun 1 Sept
Tickets: £ FREE
Ripley Tunnel, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN

A photography exhibition celebrating the people and places of the Old Royal Naval College.

For the last twelve months, award-winning photographer Hugh Fox has been documenting the Old Royal Naval College, capturing the passing of time through the interactions of visitors with the space. Hugh’s distinct style has allowed him to create a comprehensive body of work that depicts the beauty of this familiar landmark in a different way. 

This exhibition, which will be presented in the Ripley Tunnel, will bring together a selection of twelve photographs, including portraits of staff alongside brief interviews and soundscapes, inviting visitors to learn more about the work that takes place behind-the-scenes to protect and conserve the heritage of the site. 

The audio-visual experience will celebrate the Old Royal Naval College more than just a historical landscape; as a living entity constantly evolving and thriving through its interactions and activities of the public. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors will also be able to buy a range of signed prints and postcards at our shops.

Please note: To make the most of their visit, visitors are encouraged to bring their own headphones. 

Workshop and Photo-walk with Hugh Fox

On the opening day of the exhibition, visitors will be able to take part in a workshop and photo-walk led by Hugh. This will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to learn more about photographic techniques from Hugh himself, and to engage in an active walk-around to capture moments and angles of the Old Royal Naval College that might otherwise be overlooked. All abilities are welcome. Participants must bring camera equipment they are comfortable walking with, which can include phones or tablets. The ticket price will include a mocktail.

Date: Monday 27 May (Bank Holiday)
Times: 11am – 12.40pm & 2pm – 3.40pm

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About the project 

A Year in the Life is a collaborative project between Hugh Fox and the Old Royal Naval College. All the proceeds from the workshop and prints will support our work to preserve our historic site and share its significance with the public. 

Soundscapes and interviews by Luisa De la Concha Montes. 

About Hugh Fox

Hugh Fox is a British award-winning fine art and commercial photographer. He has worked commercially for over ten years, shooting portraits and documentary projects. 

His work has been exhibited in Italy, Berlin, Tokyo, Switzerland and in the UK. In 2022 Hugh won the Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Portfolio Category. In 2023 he was selected as one of the winners of Portrait of Britain for the third year running. 

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