Justin Partyka, ‘Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk’, 2013, Osborne Samuel

Summer Days in the Valley comes from Partyka's exploration of the winding path of the river Stour. This is “Constable Country” the heart of English landscape art, but he set out to find his own way of seeing this bucolic river valley. The photographs largely reject the celebrated grand vistas and offer an alternative view of this landscape, and bring attention to the particular, the peculiar, and the poetic—the hidden places and scenes that are so often overlooked.

About Justin Partyka

British, based in Suffolk, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

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

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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