Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Ben Elwes who is launching his self published photobook Monday Market. The book is a photographic record of a traditional weekly market in the historic town of Aylsham in north Norfolk. It includes passages of text by the local author Elspeth Barker and the retired Keys auctioneer Martyn Fox.
Monday market, which was started in Aylsham in the early 1950s by Geoffrey Key as a small livestock market selling mainly poultry, is still running on the same site although today it is better known as Keys Fine Art Auctioneers. As Martyn Fox, former Keys auctioneer remembers: “Walk through Keys saleground today and you’ll see a long rusty steel platform about 30 feet long and three feet high with makeshift steps at the top end. It sits redundant awaiting the scrap dealers cutting lance. What was it used for? Who remembers it? There are many Norfolk buyers who could tell a tale or two and enlighten you.” One of them is Ben Elwes.
Thursday 26 July, 18.00 - 20.00. Bookshop
Free Event, no Booking.
Ben Elwes gained an MA in Fine Art Photography: University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent. He lives in Mexico and Europe. His work has been exhibited at national and international venues including the National Portrait Gallery in London, Gothenburg in Sweden and with Fetart in Arles and Paris. Currently completing a photographic journal for publication this summer from a road trip made at the end of the US election in November 2016, entitled: God Bless America.