13th November 2013 - 12th January 2014
The cathedral series is a photographic typology of the West Fronts of England’s medieval cathedrals, minsters and abbeys. Traditionally the west front would have formed the main façade and processional entrance to a cathedral, being on a direct axis with the nave and altar.
By photographing the churches in a systematic manner the buildings can be recorded objectively and compared and contrasted. They can be read as monuments or relics of a long vanished age of when the church and state were inseparable, which contrasts with the small ephemeral scenes and moments being played out by the people in front of the façades.
Anthony Coleman has been working as a photographer in London since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1997, prior to which he studied architecture. His photography has been published in numerous architectural books and magazines and exhibited at the Architectural Association, The Architecture Centre, Bristol, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, The Crawford Art Gallery in Cork and the Zelda Cheatle Gallery in London.