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Beautiful Photos Bring History to Life


A photographic exhibition at the Woodford Academy lays bare the soul of the oldest collection of buildings in the Blue Mountains, revealing the colourful history which played out on the property.

The collection of black and white images by Blue Mountains photojournalist David Hill is a revealing interpretation of the collection of buildings which make up the Woodford Academy in the mid-mountains village.

Based at Springwood in the Blue Mountains, Mr Hill is a former newspaper photojournalist with a unique eye for poignant architectural, human and landscape portraiture.

“I’m always in search of depth and soul and try to make an emotional connection beyond the superficial with every subject, whether it be food on a plate, a person with a story to tell, light on a landscape or an architectural work like the Woodford Academy,’’ he said.

Shades of Woodford Academy will be displayed at the Woodford Academy, 90-92 Great Western Hwy, Woodford from 10am to 4pm Saturday, September 10 and 17, and 12pm to 4pm Sunday, September 11 and 18.

Meet photojournalist David Hill from 1pm – 2pm on Saturday, September 10.

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