Defining Images: From Countries at Opposite Ends of our most populous Continents by Garth Lezard
A graduate photojournalist from the University of Wales, Swansea, Lezard has been shooting conceptual global photographic bodies of work since 2001.
The images on show are from his body of work titled, “Defining Images: From Countries at Opposite Ends of our most Populous Continents”. This series was captured from 2001 - 2003. This work is a tribute to his lens and 35mm film assisted inquiry. The images and text reveal some of his discoveries around photojournalism and a personal inner and wider search.
Recently Lezard completed a more concerned body of photographic work. This series titled, “Leonard Cheshire International: Home and Services, Creating Opportunities”. This series was captured from 2004 - 2010. Here Lezard visited local and many international branches of the Leonard Cheshire homes family. Whilst there Lezard photographed the people living and working there as well as the many facilities available to residents, which included sporting, cultural work opportunities for the less abled. This series was to raise awareness and funds for the many homes and other disabled communities. You can view the images at: cleints.digitalvalley.co.za/garth_lezard_leonard_cheshire.
Currently Lezard is working on a project combining his love for global travel, endurance, sport and conceptual photojournalism. The series titled, “On my Bicycle Through Four of our Most Populous Continents”, which he started in 2010, involves Lezard cycling through four countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and Central America. To date he has cycled from Durban to Harare, and most recently From Athens to Barcelona. he already has a route planned for the remaining continents and hopes to complete them as soon as possible.