Exhibition: ‘It’s Not All Black and White – Abingdon in True Colours’ by Martin Wackenier
A photographic exhibition at Abingdon Museum from 2nd October to 23rd December 2021.
“Originally from Ypres in Belgium, I lived in Abingdon for the last 13 years now and very much consider it as my home. Over the last 13 years I have been capturing the town and its people on many different occasions from Party in the Park, bun throwing, Remembrance Day, dragon boat racing, Morris men, local musicians, etc. As a professional photographer for the last ten years, I have also had the opportunity to capture many families, weddings, graduations, christenings, proms, new arrivals, etc. for both the people of Abingdon as well as many locations across the world including as official photographer for The Henley Royal Regatta, London Fashion Week, Music Festivals, and commercial shoots for many different companies.
The last year and a half have seen many changes and required many adaptations to everybody’s working and social life. As a precursor I launched my first virtual exhibition online earlier this year consisting of 6 different rooms which was a great success and made me even more determined to have my work featured locally at our town’s museum. The exhibition you will see before is called “ It’s not all black and white, Abingdon in true colours” which features a collection of photographs from the last 13 years depicting our town and it’s people in all its glory which I hope will give the viewer a real insight into our stunning town by the Thames. Enjoy and stay safe.”