A Fortunate Man – the Photographs of Jean Mohr

Reading the Forest were delighted to launch the Exhibition, ‘A Fortunate Man – the Photographs of Jean Mohr’ at the Hardwick Gallery in Cheltenham (Monday 11th to Thursday 28th March). The photographs that illustrate the John Berger and Jean Mohr classic study in words and photographs of a 1960s St Briavels GP have been loaned by the University of the Musee L’elysee in Lausanne, who keep the collection of unique images, some of which appear in the book. Jean Mohr died in November 2018 and is well known for his humanist photography. The loan and a project involving staff and students from the Schools of Art and Design at the University photographing the working lives of people in the Forest of Dean today, has been funded by the Janet Trotter Trust. With the support of St Briavels Parish Council, the exhibition will transfer to the village Assembly Room on 30th and 31st March 2019, making this collection accessible to the public and people who feature in the pictures and made the unique Jean Mohr and John Berger collaboration possible. Members of the Local History Society are warmly welcomed to visit this exhibition which will include the recent work of undergraduate students in the Forest of Dean.  
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