Pembrokeshire residents have the chance to work alongside a top conservation photographer visiting the county as part of a project remembering the Sea Empress oil spill.
Garth Lenz is making the trip from his native Canada to take part in a community project based at Manorbier’s Reading Room – a former village hall recently reinvigorated as a cultural space for the county.
The renowned photographer, a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, is best known for his project The True Cost of Oil which examines the impact of the oil industry on the natural world.
“The Sea Empress oil spill anniversary provides a cautionary tale of the risk of these enterprises,” says Lenz. “Just as the comparison of the Pembrokeshire coast and Pembroke oil refinery provide a visual contrast of the consequences of tying the local economy to heavy industry versus one based on the beauty of the natural environment.”
Garth Lenz will give his talk at 7pm, 15th October at Manorbier Reading Room and his photography workshop, at West Angle Bay, is the next day, Sunday 16th October. Both events are free. Workshop places are limited and booking is essential at: firstname.lastname@example.org
His talk and the workshop are part of a program of free events taking place at the Reading Room in Manorbier throughout October and November.