Exhibition / 7 Sep – 21 Sep 2018

212 Degrees Fahrenheit

John Wiltshire

212 Degrees Fahrenheit
© John Wilstshire
212 Degrees Fahrenheit
© John Wilstshire
212 Degrees Fahrenheit
© John Wilstshire
212 Degrees Fahrenheit
© John Wilstshire

Ffotogallery is pleased to present 212 Degrees Fahrenheit, a new exhibition of steam train photography by the late John Wiltshire, on show at Turner House, Penarth, from 7th – 21st September, with a special preview event on 6th September from 6pm.

The exhibition is a showcase of John’s steam portfolio from 1948 until the end of industrial steam in the UK in the late 1970s. Suitable for not just the enthusiast, the work shows how railways were a part of everyday life in the 1950s and 60s, focussing on the people working daily with steam locomotives on British railways and industrial estates.

On his passing in 2016, John’s photographic collection passed onto his son Andrew, a transport author who has published books on the subject of ships and buses, some including his father’s work. Andrew Wiltshire and work colleague at Cardiff University Peter Brabham have, over the last five years, worked together to collate and digitize the collection comprising of over 4000 images and accompanying written work.

About Artist

Portrait of John Wiltshire

John Wiltshire

John Wiltshire (1929-2016) was born in Walsall where his fascination for trains, trams, buses and shipping began. John was a talented technical photographer, recording much of what he saw with great precision. His photographic collection begins in 1948 with large format black and white images, and evolves into colour slide film over the following decades.