OPEN Eco: John Walmsley, Steelworks, Ebbw Vale, Wales,1971

This photo shows the Ebbw Vale steelworks in full flow, belching out filthy fumes which polluted the atmosphere. Industrial practices such as this have left us a huge problem to solve over the coming months and years.

John Walmsley is a professional, freelance, documentary photographer. Since leaving art school in 1968, John Walmsley has been the author or joint author of about 15 books, was a part-time tutor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, supplied photos for 1,000+ books worldwide and now takes part in many joint exhibitions with other artists. His work, in one form or another, is at the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain Library, the National Art Library at the V&A, the V&A Museum of Childhood, Liverpool Museum, la Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Library at the University of California, San Diego.

John Walmsley's website


Photo Fringe invited artists to propose a single image to engage audiences and help us imagine a greener, fairer world. Artists were asked to respond to the question “How can photography make a difference to the climate crisis?"

The resulting outdoor exhibition of selected images by twenty artists can be found on Worthing seafront until the end of April 2023.

Sponsored by Metro Imaging Ltd with funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Fund and Worthing Borough Council.