Exhibition offering a window on the world

A snake charmer in Thailand
A snake charmer in Thailand

Startling, striking and award-winning images from far-flung lands are going on show at Rugby School’s Lewis Gallery next week.

The exhibition, named Leave Only Footprints, showcases the work of internationally renowned photographer Frank McGowan.

Frank bought his first camera when he served as a paratrooper in the British armed forces. He joined a local camera club in the 1980s and was invited in 1997 to become a member of Smethwick Photographic Society, the biggest photographic society in yhe country.

In 2009, Frank was awarded a distinction by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, and won a gold medal for nature in the prestigious Linz exhibition in Austria. In all, he have gained over 160 awards including medals, ribbons and certificates.

One of his images was included in a recent book judged to be the best 500 wildlife images taken in the world during the past 22 years.

The Rugby exhibition includes images from the U.S.A., Canada, India, Myanmar, Vietnam and many other countries.

Frank said: “I continue to travel widely in pursuit of photographic opportunities. I hope you will visit and enjoy my exhibition.”

Leave Only Footprints runs from Wednesday April 20 until Monday May 9 from 2pm to 5pm. Call 01788 556216 for more information.