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Journalist turned photographer sees work go on display for first time

A former regional daily journalist turned photographer has had her work exhibited for the first time.

Elizabeth Gomm, who was women’s editor at Blackpool daily The Gazette, saw her ‘A Year in the Park’ series go on display at the resort’s Stanley Park visitor centre.

The exhibition came five months after the death of her partner Mike Foster, who worked as a photographer for The Gazette.

It featured pictures of wildlife, people, landscapes and events taken in the park over the last 12 months.

One of the photos being exhibited

One of the photos being exhibited

She told The Gazette: “As a reporter I worked alongside some fantastic photographers and had the greatest respect for them. A reporter can always rewrite a story, but for a photographer a split second can make the difference between a good picture and a mediocre one.

“I am an amateur and still have a huge amount to learn about technique etc so to say I have an exhibition sounds a bit grand. A Year in the Park is literally a snapshot of some of the things I have seen and I am really thrilled the Friends of Stanley Park wanted to give them a showcase.

“It is poignant for me as it was my partner Mike Foster, who was a Gazette photographer, who bought me my camera. He died in May.

“He was a huge encouragement to me and would be very proud that some of my work is now on show.”

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  • November 3, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    An exceptionally talented writer who had empathy, imagination and a wonderful turn of phrase is now a powerful teller of stories using the camera lens. An inspiring journalist

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