1992 | Rural | Impressson's Gellery | York | YO1 9RN

‘Rural’ is a Photographic Essay by Justin Greetham. In Association with the Andrew Sproxton Memorial Fund and the Impressions Gallery, York. The exhibition was opened by Lord Down 6pm 25th March 1992. This body of work forms part of the 'Impressions Gallery Archive' and that includes the work of Martin Parr & Anna Fox. The archive dates back to the 1972 and can today be found at the National Media Museum, Bradford as part of the National Photography Collection. This collection is believed to be the first time a publicly funded photography gallery has had it's archive cared for by a national institution.

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A conservation area is defined as an ‘area of special architectural or historic interest'. Belgrave Terrace and the neighbouring Victorian terraced streets became a conservation area on the 12th August 1971. Sowerby has managed to retain a few of its timber- framed buildings providing evidence of its medieval past. Sowerby’s fortunes rose during the Georgian and Victorian period and many of it's terraced houses and villas date from 1856 to 1871 when Belgrave Terrace was constructed. Belgrave Terrace lacks a conventional front street that is neither accessed either from the rear service area or from the footpaths at the front of the house. This arrangement produces a uniquely private character and a set of open plan gardens & houses of national architectural significance.

" As soon as we moved in during the summer of 2006 we’ve worked hard to reveal and to reinstate many of its original features. Thankfully all the original windows and door frames are still part of this expansive and elegant house "

Justin Greetham

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Working with the team behind the seminal film Terminator 2, Justin couldn't have asked for a better introduction into the then fledging computer graphics industry in London during the early 1990's. Based at the Computer FIlm Company and then later at the Neville Body Research Studio together with the team at 'Lost In Space' he contributed to a range of award winning projects for film, television and new media that included clients such as the Rolling Stones, Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Passion Pictures, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Natural History Museum, Buena Vista International & United Artist to name but a few.

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