Justin Partyka, ‘Stephen Wortley, Norfolk’, 2010, Osborne Samuel

My Friend Eric (and Sons) emerged out of the Field Work series and tells the story of the Norfolk farm of Eric Wortley and his twin sons Peter and Stephen. Partyka first met the Wortleys in 2003. Eric was 94 years of age and his days of working the land were coming to an end. He mostly tended the house while the sons ploughed, sowed and harvested the fields. They generously welcomed him into their world.

About Justin Partyka

British, based in Suffolk, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2016
Black Barn, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Rural Photographs from Norfolk and Suffolk
2016
Aldeburgh Festival, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Not Exactly Nature Writing
2014
Boat House Gallery, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Summer Days in the Stour Valley
2012
Rural Museum, 
Reading, United Kingdom,
Field Work
2011
Babylon Gallery, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
'Black Fen they call it’
2011
Boutographies Photography Festival, 
Montpellier, France,
Field Work
2011
White House Farm, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
Field Work, Black Fen, Saskatchewan
2010
Gainsborough's House, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2010
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 
London, United Kingdom,
Field Works: Photographs from East Anglia
2010
Stables Gallery at Diss Corn Hall, 
Norfolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2009
University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 
Norfolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2008
Wingfield Barns, 
Suffolk, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians, Saskatchewan, and The Place that Roger Built
2006
Babylon Gallery, 
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
2006
Exchange Gallery, 
Essex, United Kingdom,
The East Anglians
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