26th November 2004




A Photography lecturer from the University of Lincoln is celebrating after a major gallery in the United States bought a collection of his images.


Andy Lock, Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Lincoln School of Art & Design, will be exhibiting his work at George Eastman House, the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, New York.


The museum has purchased and will be exhibiting an entire series of Andy’s photographs named ‘Orchard Park’, which depicts the interiors of abandoned flats on the Orchard Park estate in Hull.


Mr Lock is currently in talks with a host of other established institutions in the US to get more of his work exhibited around America.


The exhibition has previously been shown at the London Gallery West and the Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea and was also part of the Bournemouth Photography Festival.


A spokesperson for George Eastman House commented: “Virtually every major photographic artist who has emerged in the United States within the past 50 years is represented, along with many important non-American photographers,” a comment which Mr Lock is particularly proud of.


“I'm equally daunted and delighted that George Eastman House has decided to incorporate into their collection the work of someone like myself, who is relatively near to the beginning of his career,” said Mr Lock.  


“The purchase reflects the wide-ranging interest generated by the Orchard Park work amongst public and private institutions in the US and in Europe, so it’s to be hoped that the purchase marks a first step in exhibiting my work more widely overseas.”



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