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This Land – Joe Cornish & Roly Smith

Book Launch and Exhibition

Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish

Professional landscape photographer.


Charlotte Parkin

Charlotte Parkin

Head of Marketing & Sub Editor for On Landscape. Dabble in digital photography, open water swimmer, cooking buff & yogi.

Joe Cornish’s new book This Land explores the wonderful diversity of the geology of Britain and celebrates the variety and scope of the British landscape.


Written with renowned countryside author Roly Smith, the book traverses our island nation from the Scottish Highlands to the Cambrian Mountains and down to the Jurassic Coast.

This Land also looks at how mankind has shaped the British landscape over thousands of years. Neolithic farmers, Iron Age Hill forts, Roman settlements, Middle Age Monastic estates and the mining legacy of the Industrial Revolution have all played a part in moulding the landscape we see today.

Major landforms, mountains, woodlands, coasts and Islands all feature as Joe and Roly share their personal experiences in images and words to illustrate fifty locations they feel define the diversity of the British landscape.

There is an accompanying exhibition of images from the book, which opens at the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton from 9am, Saturday 2nd April. The exhibition is open to all but as part of the launch, Joe and Roly will also be giving a talk at 2pm.

Tickets priced £15 are available now via the Joe Cornish Gallery website or by calling the gallery on 01609777404.

Joe and Roly will be available after the talk to sign copies of This Land .

You can also pre-order a signed copy at £30 by visiting the Joe Cornish Gallery online shop.

Joe will also be at The Photography Show from Saturday 19th March - Monday 21st March on the Linhof Studio & Fotospeed Stands. He will be giving a talk on the Linhof Studio stand on Saturday 19th at 3pm and on the Fotospeed stand on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 12pm.

He will be available after his talks to sign copies of his new book, which will be on sale on both Linhof Studio and Fotospeed stands.

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