It was in June last year that the photographer Liz Evans came to shoot me as part of a project to provide ‘an interesting insight into a thoroughly English town at the beginning of the 21st century’.

Sarah-Walker-by-Liz-Evans  Image courtesy of Liz Evans

Liz was visiting small business owners throughout Malvern to uncover the diversity of contemporary work practice with a series of portraits of the people who trade here.

The resulting exhibition entitled ‘WorkShy’ opened today at the Malvern Theatres and runs until 12 June 2009.

WorkShy-poster  All images courtesy of Liz Evans

‘WorkShy – a photographic exhibition that sets out to expose the oft hidden world of work within a quintessential English town’.

I went to the preview last night and there are some fabulous images.  I am delighted and honoured to be part of something that is described as ‘without doubt a celebration of the vitality and understated pride of a very individual community’.

Well done Liz!

If you are unfamiliar with Malvern it is a Victorian spa town nestling at the foot of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.  Malvern Theatres (the white building with the grey roof) is located in Grange Road in the centre of the town.

Great-Malvern-from-the-hill

If you are too far away to visit the show you can see some of the portraits which form part of the display on Liz Evans’ website.

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